2015 Jean-Claude Bessin Chablis 1er Cru La Foret

Chardonnay - 750ML
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JM 91 VN 90
JM 91

Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy, September 2018

Clear pale colour. Quite light nose, needs coaxing. Weight and heat together, this is backward, with a mineral intensity, there is plenty more to come here. Quite reductive in style.
VN 90

Vinous, November 2018

The 2015 Chablis La Forêt 1er Cru has an attractive, well-defined bouquet of dried honey, pressed flowers and light citrus aromas. The palate is taut and linear, offering green apple, pear and a touch of spice underpinned...


Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Chablis
Appellation Forets
Vintage 2015
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

This exquisite 2015 Jean-Claude Bessin Chablis 1er Cru La Foret is a true gem from the prestigious Burgundy region of France. Made from the revered Chardonnay grape varietal, this white wine is a testament to the winemaker's skill and the unique terroir of Chablis.

In the glass, the wine displays a pale golden hue that hints at its elegance and finesse. The delicate aromas that waft from the glass are a delightful combination of dried honey, pressed flowers, and a hint of citrus. This well-defined bouquet is a testament to the wine's impeccable craftsmanship.

On the palate, the 2015 Chablis La Foret 1er Cru reveals its true character. It is taut and linear, showcasing flavors of crisp green apple, juicy pear, and a touch of spice. These vibrant fruit notes are beautifully balanced by a fine bead of acidity, which adds a refreshing liveliness to the wine. The finish is marked by a lip-smacking salinity that lingers on the palate, leaving a lasting impression.

With an alcohol percentage of 13.5%, this wine possesses a wonderful weight and intensity. It has the potential to age gracefully, allowing its flavors to deepen and evolve over time. This is a wine that demands patience and appreciation for its complexity.

Renowned wine critic Neal Martin has awarded the 2015 Chablis La Foret 1er Cru an impressive score of 90. In his tasting note, he praises its attractive bouquet, taut palate, and excellent finish. Jasper Morris, another respected wine expert, also rates this wine highly, awarding it a score of 91. He notes its clear pale color and mineral intensity, suggesting that there is plenty more to come from this exceptional vintage.

For wine enthusiasts seeking a truly remarkable white wine experience, the 2015 Jean-Claude Bessin Chablis 1er Cru La Foret is an excellent choice. Its elegant profile, precise flavors, and lingering finish make it a standout among Chablis wines. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future enjoyment, this wine is sure to impress even the most discerning palates.