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"The 2011 Chablis L’Homme Mort flows from the glass with slate, butter, smoke, succulent peaches and flowers. It is complex, earthy and distinctive, all at the same time. This is one of the most idiosyncratic wines in Chablis, but when it is on it can be fabulous, as it is this year. Anticipated maturity: 2013+.
Francis Boudin is a simple, straightforward man, and so are his wines. Boudin describes the 2011s as having a lot of fruit, but not a lot of acidity. Accordingly, he thinks they need to be drunk within the next 2-3 years. Boudin says the 2010s are vins de garde, and can last 5-6 years because of their higher acidity. Personally, I would like to think the 2010s will last a little longer than that, especially if stored properly. The Chantemerle wines are mid-weight, genuine offerings that capture the rustic, artisan side of Chablis. The best wines can be compelling, but in lesser years, the wines are much less interesting." ~ AG
" L'Homme Mort is a 2 hectare vineyard parcel, sharing the same soil structure and base of kimmeridgian shale as the 1er Cru Fourchaume."~ ~ Winery notes
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The Boudin domaine is located in La Chapelle-Vaupelteigne, one of the hamlets outside of Chablis proper, just across the Serein river from the 1er Cru vineyard of Fourchaume. The Boudin family farms just over 11 hectares of vineyards in Chablis, including 5 in the premier cru Fourchaume. Run by Francis Boudin, Domaine Boudin is an outpost of artisanal, hand-crafted wine in a region that is dominated by negociants. Francis strives for purity and terroir-expressiveness by eschewing oak. Another distinguishing factor of Boudin's is the fact that all plantings have come from massal selections of their own Chablis vines rather than re-planting with Chardonnay clones from other areas of Burgundy, a more common practice in the region. Add to that the fact Domaine Boudin has an enviable array of holdings (including the rarest of rare 1er Cru L'Homme Mort, a south facing parcel within Fourchaume).