Feature, Our Wines / Friday, January 24th, 2020

“In talented hands Chablis can satisfy both the senses and the intellect. As I have written before, a friend once opined that Chablis should not kowtow in front of the wine-lover, do whatever it takes to please. “Chablis should be mean,” he averred, implying that the finest Chablis wines are uncompromising, challenging and cerebral. I concur. The world is full of fabulous Chardonnay but only few of them can call themselves Chablis. So why not be different? Why not ask questions? Why not encourage the oenophile to pause and reflect upon what they are drinking? Where else offers a mirror image of land and season like Chablis? Neal Martin Vinous Media

Domaine Seguinot Bordet Chablis 2018  $28.95 per bottle / lcbo #289371

Classic Chablis nose, if a little riper than the mean, offering plenty of lemon and lemon curd, fresh dough-leesy character, tightened by notable sulphur that should blow off within a few months or so. The palate is medium-bodied, with adequate acids. Very good length. Solid, though not for long term cellaring.

90 Points John Szabo

From the ineffable, pragmatic and all-around solid Chablis producer François Bordet and his high energy 2018. This tells a vintage story with great clarity. It buzzes, pulses and bounds out of the glass. Full calcaire notability and anything but lean, though still properly salty and fine

91 Points Michael Godel