2018 Maison des Hates Chablis Premier Cru Beauroy
Winemaker Pierrick Laroche currently sells off much of what he produces to Negociants, holding back an increasing volume of fruit each year to produce his own wines. The premier cru Beauroy is a new addition to his range. The wines are mostly raised in steel (a small amount of wood is used for the top wines), undergo full malolactic, and rest on their lees throughout their élevage.
Brilliant pale straw colour with a glimmer of green around the edges and a watery hue. Nosing offers up aromas of pear, lime and light dried honey which meld into slate, oyster shell and subtle gun flint like notes. Rich, vivid and delightfully textured, delicious pear, lime and dried honey flavours are layered across the palate with wet slate, subtle oyster shell and flinty mineral characters lying underneath. Lively acidity lends plenty of freshness to the finish which is long and slatey.
Drink over the next 4-5 years.