Servin Chablis – Flamboyant Winegrowers On A Qualitative Roll

François Servin - Tradition in the Cellars, Flamboyant in Person

                             François Servin –                             Tradition in the Cellars, Flamboyant in Person

Estate-owner, François Servin – one of the more flamboyant winegrowers in Chablis – and Australian-born winemaker Marc Cameron, is on a qualitative hot streak; three 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 Kimmeridjian vein of salinity – weaves its way throughout François Servin’s selections.

In particular, the 2014 Le Clos is – in a word – smashing!

94 points, Wine Advocate (Issue # 226 – Aug 2016)

 

 

 

And, as always, the very old-vine Selection Massale is a killer value, made all the more irresistible by a consumer-friendly 2015 growing season.

90 points, Wine Advocate (Issue # 226 – Aug 2016)

 

 

Double that for the thoroughly terroir-driven 2015 Mont de Milieu, tops on my personal shopping list.

92 points, Wine Advocate (Issue # 226 – Aug 2016)

 

 

 

Not skipping a beat, the team rolled right into 2016 with a lip-smacking Vaillons brimming with fruit, all wrapped nicely in Kimmeridjian complexity.

90 points, Wine Advocate (Issue # 232 – Aug 2017)

 

 

 

Weygandt-Metzler handles imports for America, so check your favorite wine shop for availability (I buy mine through Grand Vin Wine Merchants)…

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