Paul B. wrote:Walt, I notice that the Berry Bros. & Rudd's vintage chart for France shows '96 as an exceptional vintage in Chablis. Do you think that the bottle age was necessary to get the level of integration in the wine that you describe?
I would buy more Chablis myself but I'm not entirely clear on whether cellar time is a must, or just an option. My experience to-date is mainly with Ontario Chardonnay, and these have been compared to Chablis but the difference is that they are always accessible upon release. Age seems to create complexity, but isn't absolutely necessary.[/url]
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