2006 and 2005 Chablis (Jul 2007)

Pale yellow. High-toned, slightly exotic pineapple aroma-heavier, like the ’06, notes Bernard Raveneau. Fat and oily on the palate but with a very dry impression in spite of its ripe pineapple flavors. Very long and a bit warm on the back end, with a trace of finishing bitterness. In style this is more Cote de Beaune than Chablis. Much broader than the sample I tasted a year ago from barrel. Today, this one strikes me as the oddball among these 2005s.