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Date Printed: 10/2/2014
Domaine Laroche Les Clos Grand Cru Chablis 2009
Domaine Laroche Les Clos Grand Cru Chablis 2009
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/2/2014: $109.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Bright yellow/green color with subtle notes of white blossom. Good balance of ripe white fruit and lively acidity. Exceptionally long finish with vibrant minerality and an elegant and long-lasting finish.

2009 is a vintage to remember with a generous amount of sunny days throughout the vegetative cycle and the ripening season which paved the way for an early harvest in September. The contrast of sunny days and cool nights resulted in ripe grapes with good freshness and an excellent aromatic synthesis. 2009 is a fruity, complex, balanced and harmonious vintage to be enjoyed now or cellared for a decade.

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About Domaine Laroche:

For five generations, the Laroche family has produced top-quality wines from the Chablis appellation, and today Domaine Laroche ranks among the most prestigious of Burgundy’s wine producers. In 1998, Laroche’s Les Clos 1996 was named “The Best White Wine in the World” by Wine Spectator.

The origins of the estate date back to 1850, when a vineyard worker names Jean-Victor Laroche bought a small plot of vines. Three generations of modest expansion were followed by a boom in the 1960s when, father and son Henri and Michel Laroche expanded their holdings considerably in the region. The past three decades have seen the domaine flourish under the guidance of Michel, whose commitment to authenticity, purity and typicite has popularized the steely, elegant wine in general – and the Laroche brand in particular – the world over.