Chablis Grand Cru Les Blanchots
The 2017 Chablis Les Blanchots Grand Cru is airy in the glass, with a real feeling of translucent energy that distinguishes it in this range. White flowers, citrus, orchard fruit and light tropical accents all grace this understated, nuanced 1er Cru. This is such a pretty wine.
There is plenty of classic Chablis character to the cool, fresh and ripe aromas of green apple, citrus, iodine and kelp. There is a lovely mouth feel to the textured, vibrant and utterly delicious medium-bodied flavors that exude a fine bead of minerality on the clean, moderately dry and sneaky long finish. This could use a bit more overall depth but the underlying material appears to be present for that to occur.
The Wine Advocate
Laroche's 2017 Chablis Grand Cru Les Blanchots is showing well, unfurling in the glass with a pretty bouquet of almond paste, yellow orchard fruit, nectarine and mint. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, fleshy and layered, with good concentration and tension at the core, and a saline, delicately wood-inflected finish.