Gautheron Chablis 1er “Montmains” VV 2021
Gautheron’s Chablis are old-school: little to no-oak, brisk freshness, clean minerality, excellent clarity of terroir. Jasper Morris MW is also a fan, writing in early 2023, “I must say that Cyril Gautheron’s wines are climbing up my table of Chablis producers.”
Gautheron has a patch of very old vines in Montmains, where the soils favor classically profiled Chablis that relies on clarity of fruit and an intermingled mineral line. Morris had his highest praise for Gautheron’s Montmains 2021, awarding 92-94 points and remarking “well done,” “very typical left bank fruit,” and “pure and even quite intense white fruit with a lime citrus finish.” We found a surprisingly ample body (almost butter) accompanied by lots of supporting acidity, suggesting terrific complexity and very good aging potential. This is a lovely, elegant wine.
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