Jean-Marc Brocard Chablis 2006
A touch of smoke combined with citrus and oyster shells on the nose. Nice round mouthfeel without being too broad, the fruit richness carried along the length of the palate by a backing of minerally acid. Nice, easy drinking now and over the next 2 years. Not certain on price, but very likely under $30AUD.
Chateau Mont-Redon Cotes du Rhone 2004
A Grenache dominant blend with Mourvedre and Shiraz. An appealing spice, cherry, smoked meats and plummy nose. Palate is soft and has lots of sweet Grenache fruit. Some interest and acceptable value for around $25AUD a bottle.
Domaine Christian Moreau Chablis 1er Cru “Vaillons” 2005
Sea spray, peach, floral notes and some well woven oak in the background of the nose. The palate is long and the pure flavours build in the mouth toward the finish, giving an overall impression of vibrancy, purity and refined balance. Around the $50AUD mark and well worth a look.