Brocard Les Clos Grand Cru Chablis 2008

Chardonnay from Chablis, France

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Item No. 109998
  • ST94
  • BH94
  • W&S93
Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

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%.
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Winemaker's Notes

This very known soil, the vastest of Grands Crus, has a big personality. The south exposure gives generous, very dry, powerful, rich, long wines on the palate, which make miracles after some years of ageing. Les Clos always develop in an exceptional way in time, by remaining mineral and powerful.

Yellow green colour. The nose is pure, chiselled, refined, in the mineral notes (shell of oyster, slightly iodized). The mouth reveals a beautiful salinity, in the spicy and peppered notes, with a fine woody and toasted touch. A wine very distinguished, which has many elegance.

Critical Acclaim

"Pale yellow. Captivating bright, pure, complex nose is dominated by iodine and powdered stone. Less powerful than the Valmur but sharply delineated, with terrific cut and depth to its saline, fine-grained lemon, mineral and iodiney oyster shell fla vors. Finishes wonderfully long and tactile, with terrific subtle perfume. Manages to be very rich without coming across as thick, in the way of the best examples of this great grand cru. This has delivered on its early promise but will require patience."
94 Points

"A spicy and mineral-suffused nose of green fruit and rose petal has now eaten all but the last vestiges of its oak treatment. The big, rich, powerful and mineral-driven flavors possess simply phenomenal length and overall, this is a knock-out effort with superb cellaring potential."
94 Points

"The southern exposures of Les close built creamy richness into this wine, while the soils kept it firm and classical. It already has mouthwatering layers of flavor of pale fruit, fresh wheat and lime, while the wine overall ramains tight and austere. A grand cru of substance and depth, this will evolve for ten years or more."
93 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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Winemaker's Notes Floral notes on the nose, with fruit driven hints enhanced by intense mineral notes and lightly smoky touches. ...
Floral nose, with fruity aromas enhanced by intense mineral notes and developing lightly smoky touches. Very round on the palate, ...
A remarkably complex bouquet, "Les Clos" blends fruity, floral and spicy notes with a substantial mineral touch. The structured palate ...
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