Domaine Gérard Tremblay, Chablis Premier Cru (Burgundy, France) Fourchaume 2020

($40, Jeanne-Marie de Champs Selection):  Fourchaume, one of top Premier Cru vineyards of Chablis, abuts the Grand Cru vineyards on the right bank of the Serein River.  Generally, the wines from Fourchaume are more voluptuous, relatively speaking of course, then the wines from other 1er cru vineyards.  Tremblay’s 2020 Fourchaume has less ripeness than expected, especially in a hot vintage like 2020.  Instead, this charmer has a gorgeous elegance and refinement.  Flinty and flowery, this enchanting wine dances on the palate and then finishes with a vigorous streak of bright citrus acidity.
93 Michael Apstein Apr 4, 2023