2018 Servin Butteaux 1er Cru (750ml)

Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France

B-21 Top Recommendation
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Australian-born winemaker Marc Cameron, and estate-owner, François Servin – one of the more flamboyant winegrowers in Chablis – is on a qualitative hot streak; four consecutive vintages of the best juice I've tasted here. With parcels of the oldest vines comprising most of their holdings, Wine Advocate in particular insists, "They deserve a berth in your cellar alongside those prized Raveneaus and Dauvissats." Tasting the line-up, I get it. You will, too. Acidities are perfectly balanced with the fruit, but more importantly, the "Chablis" spirit is here – in buckets. What I seek, foremost – my beloved Kimmeridgian vein of salinity – weaves its way throughout François Servin's selections.


The 2018 Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux is showing especially well, unfurling in the glass with notes of lemon oil, fresh pastry, crisp green apple and oatmeal. Medium to full-bodied, deep and layered, it's tightly wound and concentrated, with crisp acids and a saline finish. This cuvée is emerging as one of my firm favorites in the Servin portfolio.

92 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate (Jul 2020)


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