Brocard Vaulorent Chablis 2008

Chardonnay from Chablis, France

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Item No. 109997
  • white wine
  • Green wine
  • ST92
  • RP92
  • BH92
Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Included in the soil of Fourchaume , it is attached to the Grand Cru Les Preuses, what confers it a quality very close to a Grand Cru. It is a wine all in sharpness and in elegance, a magnificent Premier Cru, rare.

Brilliant golden-green colours with silvery-grey highlights. A nose of a great purity, very crystalline and sophisticated, on delicately anizeed and lemony notes. Rich, dense palate, with a crystalline minerality, on finely spice, iodized and anizeed notes. A delicious and powerful finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Like last year’s rendition, vinified and matured in a large foudre, 2008 Chablis Vaulorent had only just been bottled when I tasted it in April (without seeming to suffer any ill effects) and interestingly enough was among those premier crus for which the estate elected to utilize a screw-cap. Scents and flavors of pineapple, apricot, white currant, and grapefruit mingle with iodine, salt, and toasted nuts. This is quite glossily-textured and glycerin-rich yet infectiously juicy, insistently bright, invigorating, vibratory and refreshing. Look for 8-10 years of enjoyment from this beauty and I hope there are some cork-stoppered “control” bottles so that the differences in its evolution under different closures can be observed."
92 Points

"Knockout nose combines citrus peel and smoky minerality. At once refined and powerful, with strong acidity keeping the wine tightly wound today. Tactile and saline but less fleshy than the Montee de Tonnerre. Finishes dusty and uncompromisingly dry, but with hints of superripe stone fruits and tangerine. This needs patience!"
92 Points

"Here the nose consists of discreet notes of SO2 and floral aromas with green fruit and tidal pool notes that continue onto the refined, pure and seductive flavors that are a brilliant combination of power and finesse, all wrapped in a sappy and strikingly long finish. I very much like this bone dry effort."
92 Points

Learn About Brocard

Some twenty years ago, Jean-Marc Brocard chose to establish his estate in Prehy, a small village near the town of Chablis.... At that time, one of his in-laws, Louis Petit, taught him about the vine and at the same time instilled a deep sense of tradition and respect for nature. Boosted by this knowledge and determined to dedicate himself to a vineyard, Jean-Marc Brocard planted...

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Learn About Chablis

Chablis got a bad rap when its name was plastered on large jug wines in the 1980's and 90's. Luckily, the wine in those jugs has nothing in common with the actual region. Wines produced in Chablis are some of the most unique in the world. Typical descriptors of a classic Chablis include a greenish tinge on the wine, minerality and crisp acidity balanced by a round mouthfeel....

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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