The Lavantureux family’s new grands crus in Chablis are some of the most important and exciting additions to our portfolio over the past few years. Thanks to them, we now import ev-ery grand cru in Chablis except for Grenouilles! This Bougros shows itself to be immediately accessible, with the type of ripe, unctuous nose I love with grand cru Chablis. Any thoughts that it may be soft are quickly dispelled, however, as an intense spine of trademark Chablisian limestone cuts across the palate. While this bottle is a great candidate for your cellar, don’t feel guilty about popping the cork right away if the mood strikes.
This is one of the best wines to come out of the Kuentz-Bas cellars in many years. The steep and stony Kirchberg grand cru in Ribeauvillé, next to Geisberg, is known as one of the great terroirs for the noble Muscat grape. If you haven’t yet discovered the wonders of dry Muscat from Alsace, both young and old, start here and spoil yourself forever! I have been aging and enjoying dry Muscat from Alsace for years, and it has been one of my most pleasant discoveries in wine. Delicious now, this will improve for decades. When I go to my cellar for white wine, I find myself reaching for Alsace more often than not, and this is a perfect example of why.