2019 Chablis Premier Cru Beauroy Domaine Hamelin Review And Tasting Notes
The 2019 Chablis Premier Cru Beauroy Domaine Hamelin is a delightful wine, very floral and rocky, full of aromas of oysters, sea, iodine, rock, pumice, and stones, and everything you can find in the manual of the good geologist.
But above all, it is a newborn wine. Many make the mistake of judging a Chablis based on what they feel, but it is a good sign if you feel the rock, both in the nose and in the mouth. The wine has depth and will blossom at the stroke of the first 10 years of life. Drinking this wine today is madness. Of course, it is judged by its depth and thickness, but certainly not by the complexity of the aromas of flowers, candied cedar, and peach.
These are sterile exercises for onanist tasters, but for those who want to drink good wines at the right time, you can safely buy this bottle.
It costs 30-32 euros and is a wine born to age. Of course, we are not talking about a world-famous Grand Cru or a pyrotechnic wine, but a jack of all trades. It’s not a champion, but it knows how to do his dirty work.
If you want something more substantial, forget about this price range and at least start doubling the base price. The conclusions are up to you.
How is it produced?
The Domaine Hamelin is going through a renewal period: from traditionalist is shifting the center of gravity towards a technological renewal. The vines are 40 years old and cover the entire slope of a hill, with excellent southern exposure. Integrated pest management is practiced, but the use of pesticide products is slowly being reduced more and more. The herbicides have been abandoned, and the yarns are grassed.
Fermentation at controlled temperature and aging in steel for 14 months.
The wine obtained is a little stylized, classic, cast in a structure where the citrus tones dominate, but this does not mean that it is a wine to be scorned. Indeed, the mineral charge is extreme, intense, and penetrating and leaves room for an evolution that will be interesting.
The bouquet is shy as soon as it opens, all rocks and a hint of hydrocarbons, but then you can smell flowers, fruit, and aromatic herbs. The scent of the sea dominates.
The saltiness returns to the palate, and you can bite rocks and oysters with a splash of lemon in the finish. Right now, it is a sharp and cutting Chardonnay but unripe. However, if you give it the time it deserves, it will be able to reward you with a more than satisfactory evolution.
30-32 euros: the price is right.