Chablis Vieilles Vignes de Sainte Claire 2015 from Jean-Marc Brocard : an energetic and balanced white wine
The Chablis Vieilles Vignes de Saint Claire from Jean-Marc Brocard is a single-varietal Chardonnay white wine produced in the Chablis appellation. Around 70 years old, the vines are planted over 25 meters deep in Kimmeridgian soil. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged in stainless steel vats for 12 months, profiting from native yeasts.
At tasting, the Chablis Vieilles Vignes de Sainte Claire 2015 from Jean-Marc Brocard gives off aromas of anise combined with notes of citrus (pink grapefruit, lemon). The nose is fairly saline, crisp and characterised by beautiful aromatic persistence. On the palate, the Chablis Vieilles Vignes of Sainte Claire 2015 reveals a wonderful balance and is very energetic.
Please note, this comment may be questioned depending on the evolution of the product over time.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2015 Chablis Vieilles Vignes Domaine Sainte Claire comes from vines tended biodynamically and is matured in stainless steel with the exception of 5% foudre. It has a fragrant, quite waxy bouquet with hints of yellow flower percolating through with time in the glass. The palate is fresh on the entry and quite saline in the mouth. It is modest in terms of complexity with quite a rich, lightly honeyed finish that just needs to convey more mineralité. While not quite as good as the 2014, this is still an interesting Chablis that should age well in bottle.