Brocard Les Clos Grand Cru Chablis 2010
Chardonnay from Chablis, France
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Wine Style Guide
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
The 'Les Clos' is rich, with great finesse on the nose and a long, satisfying finish with complex aromas of fresh nuts and toasted bread.
Delicious with sushi, sashimi and tuna Carpaccio.
"The overt wood this displayed from cask last year has been almost completely integrated and now the white flower, citrus and iodine suffused nose expresses itself clearly. There is excellent richness, size, weight and power to the large-scaled, well-detailed and energetic flavors that culminate in an explosive and almost painfully intense finish that delivers huge length. Impressive."
"The Brocard 2010 Chablis Les Clos leads with a notably dusty, chalky aromatic burst, and delivers a strikingly shimmering interaction of lime, apple, and winter pear with salt, chalk, iodine, and crystalline nuances on a firm yet subtly lees-enhanced palate. Finishing with impressive length and ample primary juiciness, if a certain austerity (today anyway), this doesn’t quite engage the salivary glands or the imagination to the same degree as the 2011. But I am confident that this will be well worth following through at least 2020.
The Wine Advocate
"Pale yellow-straw color. Powerful, expressive aromas of yellow peach, crushed stone, ginger and flinty minerality. Dense, fat and rich, showing a slightly exotic cast to its ripe peachy fruit but good tension and solid supporting minerality. The very long, slowly mounting finish isn't quite as steely as the most classic examples of Chablis but is smooth and rich.
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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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White Wine's Queen Bee
Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different
soils and different climates. While frequently paired with
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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