Colour: Pale straw colour
Nose: Attractive scents of quince, orange blossom, flint and just a light petrol scent. This is a well crafted Fourchaume that may merit a higher score down the line.
Palate: The palate is well balanced with a fine line of acidity, slightly creamy in the mouth with a palpable sense of energy and flecks of almond and white chocolate sprinkled judiciously over the finish.
Grape Varieties: Chardonnay
Awards: 90pts – Wine Advocate-Parker
This is a well crafted Fourchaume that may merit a higher score down the line. Quite similar to 1996 in the remarkable acid structure and shows some characteristics of 2010 and 2008, with a still more beautiful balance. Pairs well with lobster salad or veal with lemon and coriander.
History of Domaine Laroche
Domaine Laroche was established in 1850, within the exceptional terroir of the appellation Chablis in Burgundy. Michel Laroche is now the fifth generation at the helm of the Domaine Laroche, a family estate of a hundred hectares. Chablis, near Cote d’or, is renowned for its production of superb Chardonnay. The winters are harsh but the hot summers are ideal with cool nights. This ideal terroir lends itself to produce wines with a vibrant, refreshing minerality.