Peter Maude Fine Wines
2019, La Chablisienne, CHABLIS 1er Cru "Fourchaume"
Arriving early May 2022.
A notably riper and overtly exotic nose leads to bigger and richer medium-bodied flavors that possess fine depth on the lingering finish that isn't quite as energetic. This plush effort should easily drink well early on. 89-92/100 Burghound
The 2019 Chablis Fourchaume 1er Cru is showing a bit of unnecessary wood on the nose, though that should be subsumed with bottle age. The palate is ripe and rounded with tropical notes on the entry. This is quite a "fat" Fourchaume vis-à-vis its peers and reveals a slight lack of tension on the finish. Still, there is fine focus and concentration, so enjoy this in its youth. 89/100 Neil Martin