Domaine Séguinot-Bordet dates from 1590 and is now managed by the young Jean-François Bordet who has recently taken over from his grand father Roger Séguinot. Most of the 16 hectares of the vineyards are located on the right bank of the serein river benefiting from a perfect south / south-east exposition.
Jean-François Bordet practises coolish fermentation and allows his wines to mature for 3-5 months on their lees; this maximises the contact and promotes a luscious style to the wines. His approach is clearly contemporary, but it delivers very stylish wines which fully express both the fruit and terroir.
The 2015 Chablis Vieilles Vignes, which comes from 55, 78 and 106-year-old vines (the latter representing between 10% and 20% of the final blend), is certainly cut from a different cloth compared to the regular Chablis. Initially it is much stricter on the nose, but opens up with wonderful candle wax and jasmine aromas. The palate is well balanced with a fine line of acidity, slightly waxy in texture with hints of dried honey and white peach towards the long finish. Drink now or over the next 5-7 years; this is another very fine Chablis.
91 Points - Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate, 226