One of my favorite estates is Domaine Laroche, one of the venerable estates of Burgundy with a lineage in Chablis that can be traced back 1000 years. That’s 4 zeros in that number….so after that long, you’d think they would have it down. They definitely do.
The newly released 2021 Domaine Laroche Chablis Saint Martin is an absolute star. It’s a White Burgundy with a killer nose of citrus rind, quince and thyme that opens up to a dense, packed mid-palate of crunchy fruit. The finish is classic Chablis, chalky and minerally and incredibly smooth. The lengthy acidity is what makes it so versatile at the table and provides structure for great aging potential.
50 miles south, this would easily fetch eighty bucks but today only $33 per bottle or under thirty bucks when you add it to a case to take an additional 10% off your entire order. Pair with roasted poultry, mushroom dishes, anything from the sea and cream sauces for your own date night!
92 Points, Decanter
Classy, understated style of Chablis with a great balance between ripeness of fruit and powerful acidity. The palate has a creamy texture with no jagged edges and fine, mineral characters coming through on the finish. Real purity and drive here – one of the best Saint Martin Chablis I’ve tried.
If it was sourced an hour and change south, it would be double the price.
Pair with roasted poultry, mushroom dishes, anything from the sea and cream sauces.