It’s rare to find high quality 15 years old, fully ripe Chablis. It’s even more rare to find this at a very decent price. But since Vinmonopolet is the greatest wine store in the world; we’ll here we are.
Most of us have had a glass of Chablis at one point. It’s from the greatest wine region in the world, Burgundy, and it goes very well with Norwegian seafood. Check.
But I’m going to guess that most of us only have tasted young Chablis. Because that’s what’s normally available at the store.
A fully ripe bottle of Chablis is a completely different ballgame. During years of storage fruit flavours develop personality and the acidity becomes like your grandmother. Rounder, mellow and very likeable.
Lemon flavours can turn to dried lemon peel or candied lemons. The smell of fresh herbs can develop into dried flowers or an autumn forest. Yellow apples can turn to baked apple pie. It’s really fantastic; take my word for it.
Domaine Daniel-Etienne Defaix is a renowned producer in Chablis and has been available at Vinmonopolet for years. They have just released their 2006 vintage and it’s widely available both at stores around the country and online.
It’s a bargain like no other, so be quick if you wanna taste this treasure.