By: Heather Vander Wall
K&L Staff Member
This is my absolute favorite bottling from Jacques Bavard, and the 2014 vintage does not disappoint! In fact, it may be my favorite vintage of this wine to date. Although the wine has plenty of fruit and flesh up front, it is tempered nicely by elegant acidity, and has a depth of minerality that is hard to match. Like all of the Bavard whites, the "Sous le Chateau" sees some time in oak, but this affects the texture more than the flavor. The intensity of the mineral and fruit here is the overarching theme, with the other elements of oak and acidity highlighting rather than masking the purity of the wine.