Jean Marc Brocard, Chablis (Burgundy, France) Vieilles Vignes 2012

($26): Jean Marc Brocard, always one of my favorite Chablis producers, made a stunning array of wines in 2012.  This one, from old vines, whose average age is 68 years, is one of the best village Chablis I’ve ever had.  With wonderful intensity–but no heaviness–and balance, it has penetration, energy and extraordinary length, especially for a village wine.  Its cutting edge makes your mouth sparkle.  Shellfish anyone?
92 Michael Apstein Apr 1, 2014