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2017 Aubert Chardonnay CIX Estate Vineyard

abv 15.0%
  • 99 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 98 JS
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SKU: 409728-2017

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 99

    Planted in 2008 to Montrachet clone, the 2017 Chardonnay CIX Estate is so delightfully savory, you could make a whole meal of it! It opens with bags of praline, pain grille, allspice and dill seed notions over a core of baked apples, pear tart, aniseed and lime leaves plus a touch of sea spray. Full-bodied, the palate has fantastic texture with a little chewy grip countering the slight oiliness and supporting the savory layers beautifully, finishing long and refreshing. Man, I just personally love the style of this wine!
    Drink Dates: 2019 - 2035
    Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
    Issue: Issue 245 End of October 2019
  • Vinous | Rating: 97

    The Chardonnay CIX Vineyard is yet another positively brilliant wine in this line up of 2017 Chardonnays from Mark Auber. Lemon oil, tangerine, dried flowers, chamomile and lightly honeyed notes all meld together in a rich, ample wine endowed with tremendous purity and textural depth. Tropical overtones add further shades of nuance. In a word: stunning.
    Drink Dates: 2021 - 2032
    Author: Antonio Galloni
    Issue: May 2019
  • James Suckling | Rating: 98

    Layered and characterful. Phenolic and structured. Full body. Tight and beautiful. Even chewy with sliced peach pie, lemon rind and apples. White truffle. Tangy and vivid. Drink or hold.
    Author: James Suckling
    Issue: Monday, January 13, 2020
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Suave and rich-tasting, with concentrated flavors of dried pear, baked apple and melon that offer a lilting creaminess. Plush and well-spiced on the unctuous finish. Drink now through 2024. 889 cases made. — KM
    Drink Dates: 2019-2024
    Author: Kim Marcus
    Issue: Jul 31, 2019
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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 390 bottles owned
    • 77 collectors