Chablis Premier Cru: Domaine Laroche Les Vaillons Vielles Vignes 2022: best price for this ‘classy, refined, long living’ white, scoring 93/100 from Decanter MW and winning Gold Medal at the Sommelier Wine Awards 2024: Chablis Left Bank: case of six bottles delivered

Original price was: £348.00.Current price is: £259.00.

Gold Medal, Sommelier Wine Awards 2024
93/100 Decanter
93/100 Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy

Here is an exceptional Premier Cru Chablis from Burgundy, Domaine Laroche `Les Vaillons Vielles Vignes’ 2022. Laroche epitomises Chablis, showing impeccable quality. The wine is widely praised by the critics. It won Gold Medal in the Sommelier Wine Awards 2024 and 93/100 from Decanter, the Club Tasting Panel highly recommend it—and through the Club it is an amazingly good price!

Domaine Laroche is one of the most prominent wine producers in Chablis and critics have scored Les Vaillons as one of the top five Chablis Vielles Vignes wines.

Awarding 93/100 points, the Decanter Master of Wine notes, ‘Very precise Vaillons with plenty of ripe stone fruit on the palate, balanced by a fine line of zesty lime acidity. All in all, a very classy, refined and long-living example of this premier cru.’

Note the Sommelier Wine Awards judges, awarding their Gold Medal: ‘I love the ripeness and delicate smokiness, with typicity and freshness, cooked banana and dried apricot notes, and lots of limey citrus on the finish. Delicate, but with tart acidity.’

The Vaillons is a Premier Cru vineyard in the Chablis appellation, renowned for producing exceptional Chardonnay wines, characterised by Kimmeridgian clay-limestone soils and a south-west-facing aspect, ensuring ample sunlight exposure for optimal grape ripeness. The wines are highly regarded for their elegance, purity, freshness and balance, with enticing aromas of ripe citrus and orchard fruits, complemented by delicate floral notes.

The old vines of this sunny Premier Cru give intense wines with stone fruit and oriental spice aromas. Limestone marls and Kimmeridgian limestone soils are paramount in this Premier Cru. Vines are deeply rooted and extract many available minerals.

Drinking beautifully now, this wine is perfect with seafood or on its own, a stunning pairing with steamed scallops, a buttery Dover sole or a lobster, veal with a creamy sauce and with cheeses. This is an exceptional wine from Domaine Laroche and the Club Tasting Panel highly commend it to Members.

100% Chardonnay. Case of six bottles. RRP £348 plus delivery. CCUK £259 including UK mainland delivery.

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