Price:  £18.50 | Case Rate: £17.33
Ex Tax: £15.42

Domaine du Colombier - Chablis - Chablis 2018

Information

  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Burgundy
  • Wine Area: Chablis
  • Wine Maker: Thiery Mothe
  • Grape: Chardonnay
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 12.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
JR: 15 (2010) WE: 90 (2010) WF: 89 (2010)

Wine tasting notes

A lively wine with plenty of acidity and grip, this great Chablis boasts gunflint aromas with minerals dominating the palate.

Winery Information

Domaine du Colombier - Chablis

Guy Mothe built up the highly successful Domaine du Colombier by starting with a tiny holding and then acquiring small parcels of land that came up for sale over the years. Today the domaine has 33 hectares of vineyards and is run by Guy`s son, Thierry. Most of the vineyards are dedicated to the production of AC Chablis, though there are significant holdings in Premier Cru Fourchaume and Grand Cru Bourgros. This is a first-class source of pure, unoaked, mineral-laden AC Chablis.

Expert Reviews

JancisRobinson.com (2010)15 pts

Tasted Oct 2012 - Hint of honey. Racy. Bone-dry finish. But not that much fun just that there is actually some fruit in this. A bit astringent though.

Wine Enthusiast (2010)90 pts

This is rich and rounded, with ripe apple and peach flavors. It has a good depth of flavor that comes from the complex play between toast and sweet fruit notes. It has weight, and it can age over the next two years. — R.V. (11/1/2012)

Wine Front (2010)89 pts

It feels kind of racy and slatey, kissed with honey and nuttiness, but there’s no austerity here. A touch of silkiness to texture makes the wine glide and the fruit is apple/citrus dominant in aroma and flavour. A neat crispness finishes the wine; you’d neck a bottle before you know it. Has some quintessence of Chablis, and kind of over delivers with it – oyster shell, brisk, clean, refreshing. Good stuff. Worth a look.

Miscellaneous (2010)

Winsor Dobbinn - "When we lived in France, back in 1996-2001, the Chablis and Petit Chablis from the Mothe family at Domaine du Colombier were among our regular house wines. The Mothes were delightful people with a friendly little cellar at Fontenay, and their wines offered excellent value for money. Now Marcus Gniel from Ce Soir Wine is importing the Chablis into Australia and I was delighted to discover it is still a really lovely, racy wine. It's pristine and flinty example with terrific acid and length. Match this with oysters, grilled seafood, or some snails in garlic, and you won't go wrong."

Vinification Notes

Organic manure, ploughing and herbicide in the summer if needed, rigorous tying up, de-budding and green harvest if necessary, controlled sanitary protection . Traditional vinification with thermoregulation to 19° over 15 days in inox tanks.