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DOMAIME CHATELAIN - Press reviews


    • The Wine Advocate

      2010 pouilly fume DOMAINE JEAN-CLAUDE CHATELAIN, LES CHAILLOUX SILEX
      The Wine Advocate (2012): 91

      A stunning Pouilly Fume, this 2010 offers up notes of honeyed melons, white peaches, crushed rocks and smoked herbs. Medium-bodied with a fresh personality as well as outstanding texture and concentration balanced by penetrating and zesty acidity, this superb white wine can be enjoyed over the next several years.

    • Wine Spectator

      2004 pouilly fume DOMAINE JEAN-CLAUDE CHATELAIN, HARMONIE
      Wine Spectator (2005): 90 points : Outstanding

      Very juicy, with vibrant lemon, straw, peach and mineral flavors that crackle through a bright, tangy finish. Lengthy too. Drink now through 2006.

    • Wine Spectator

      2004 pouilly fume DOMAINE JEAN-CLAUDE CHATELAIN, LES CHAILLOUX SILEX
      Wine Spectator (2005): 91 points : Outstanding

      A rapier, with fine acidity supporting lemon rind, straw, flint, smoke and stone notes. Long, fine finish. Very nice. Drink now through 2006.

    • International Wine Cellar

      2002 pouilly fume DOMAINE JEAN-CLAUDE CHATELAIN, HARMONIE
      International Wine Cellar (2004): 88 points : Very Good

      Perfumed aromas of chalk and orange blossom. Juicy, leanish and on the hard side, with slightly elevated acids. Nicely intence flavours of lime, talc and grass.

    • International Wine Cellar

      2002 pouilly fume DOMAINE JEAN-CLAUDE CHATELAIN, LES CHAILLOUX SILEX
      International Wine Cellar (2004): 88 points : Very Good

      Pale, green-tinged color. Lightly leesy aromas of mint, minerals, honey and grain; slightly chenin-like. Juicy, sapy, ripe and rich, with strong lime, honey and soil character and a suggestionof peach pit. A bit exotic, and in need of more clarity, but offers good texture.

    • Wine & Spirits

      2002 pouilly fume DOMAINE JEAN-CLAUDE CHATELAIN, LES CHAILLOUX SILEX
      Wine & Spirits (2004): 92 points : Outstanding

      Light scents of almond and green onion open to delicate flavors of mineral. This is tightly wound, firm yet expressive, its cristal-clear acidity refreshing the finish for scallops sautéed with leeks.

    • The Wine Advocate

      2002 pouilly fume DOMAINE JEAN-CLAUDE CHATELAIN, LES CHAILLOUX SILEX
      The Wine Advocate (2004): 90 points : Outstanding

      Smoky minerals are found in the aromatics of this outstanding wine. Medium-bodied and satin-textured, it reveals a mineral-laden, slate-filled character of impressive richness, depth, and length. Drink it over the next 3-4 years.

    • International Wine Cellar

      2002 sancerre (blanc) JEAN-CLAUDE CHATELAIN SÉLECTION
      International Wine Cellar (2004): 88 points : Very Good

      Aromas of lemon, licorice and mint, with a light mealy suggestion of chenin. Moderately dense in texture, with nicely concentrated citrus flavors. But some tasters will find this rather uncompromising Sancerre a bit too acid and herbaceous.

    • Wine Spectator

      2001 sancerre (blanc) JEAN-CLAUDE CHATELAIN SÉLECTION
      Wine Spectator (2003): 88 points : Very Good

      Bright and tangy, with lime, lemon zest and herb notes, and a juicy texture. Lively finish. Textbook Sancerre. Drink now. 900 cases imported.

    • The Wine Advocate

      1996 pouilly fume JEAN-CLAUDE CHATELAIN PRESTIGE
      The Wine Advocate (2000): 90 Points : Outstanding

      The distinctive and beguiling artichoke liqueur aromas ... reveal excellent ripeness. Spices white berries, and candied lemons can be found in this precise, expansive, elegant, expressive, and long-finishing wine. Medium to full-bodied and full-flavored, it can be drunk now or over the course of the next 4 years.

    • Wine Spectator

      1996 pouilly fume JEAN-CLAUDE CHATELAIN PRESTIGE
      Wine Spectator (2000): 90 points : Outstanding

      Gorgeous on the nose, with gooseberry, hazelnut, melon and toast. Has an almost tropical fruit note on the lush and sweet palate, picking up coconut, smoke and lanolin flavors on the firm, lively finish. Drink now.