I am trying to get into Chablis.
I mentioned to the wine director of a prominent restaurant (foolishly), that I felt “Chablis starting to become in again.” He drops his party host face, looks at me with the driest look of astonishment you’ve ever seen, and has to confirm he heard me right. “Chablis is becoming in…? It’s the best.” He then goes on to describe in detail all kinds of facts about the wine, and how it’s the wine he most loves to drink in his spare time. He happens to also think that Riesling at the highest level, is a better grape than Sauternes.
This was not a one-off experience for me, as I’ve discovered lately. Talk to any sommelier in a top restaurant around the country, and their eyes light up, as they go into full wine-nerd mode, trying to teach you all the things they know about Chablis.
I’m a bit familar, that some of the best labels are Vincent Dauvissat, Francois Raveneau, and Christophe et Fils. Including these names, I would love to know what’s worth trying out there.
Does anyone here have anymore comments and recommendations, on what you would want to drink again? I’m not really a frequent drinker, so I might be able to save up a bit more, for a better bottle of 1er cru or even grand cru, than the basic level and petit.
I’m just starting to learn more about it. I will definitely research anything you advise me to look at.