Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2007 Jean-Marc Brocard Chablis Grand Cru "Les Clos" (95WS, 94BH, 94JG, 91ST, 90RP). Wine Spectator: "Intense flinty, savory character signals this white's lemon, peach, yellow plum and mineral aromas and flavors. Very expressive of its place, leaving a long aftertaste. Only Chablis can taste like this. (BS) " (09/2009)
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2007 Jean-Marc Brocard Chablis Grand Cru "Les Clos" (qty: 2)
Intense flinty, savory character signals this white's lemon, peach, yellow plum and mineral aromas and flavors. Very expressive of its place, leaving a long aftertaste. Only Chablis can taste like this. (BS)
Airy, elegant and lacy as the subtly spicy white flower aromas spiked with hints of sea salt and oyster merge into chiseled, complex, precise and gorgeously intense flavors that explode on the fantastically long finish. This is one very classy effort and a classic Les Clos. In a word, sublime.
Both the Brocard Les Clos and Les Preuses received the older foudres that had been used previously at the domaine, with the Clos being raised entirely in large barrels that had already witnessed the elevage of two previous wines. Consequently, the wood here was very much submerged in the other elements and really offered a much more accurate picture of the future shape and style of the Brocard grand crus to come down the road. The nose on the ’07 Clos is outstanding, as it jumps from the glass in a blaze of grapefruit, lemon, flinty soil tones, beeswax, hay, white flowers and a very gentle, understated hint of wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, long and very pure, with great focus, a rock solid core, bright acids and superb length and grip on the complex and soil-driven finish. An excellent example.
Pale-medium yellow. Cool aromas of lemon, lime and violet. Dense, rich and vibrant but youthfully unforthcoming. This tight, serious wine hints at the refinement of this splendid grand cru but is not yet revealing its personality. All potential today, and a bit aggressive on the back end. This needs time. (ST)
Subtle notes of lanolin and toast from the large cask in which it was fermented and aged mark the nose of Brocard’s 2007 Chablis Les Clos, which however also displays elements of citrus oil and flowers. Juicy, spiced yellow cherry and grapefruit mark the bright yet, at the same time, palpably extract-rich and austerely mineral palate; and this finishes with memorable, peppery and zesty pungency, citric cut, and chalkiness. I suspect it will be significantly more refined and expressive in another year and should be worth following for at least half a dozen. (DS)