Back Up The Truck - Unbeatable Value:
2014 Picq Chablis Dessus la Carriere

Posted by Ian McFadden

When it comes to tremendous value in Chablis, Picq is always at the top of our list. As Burghound’s note makes clear, the wines consistently overdeliver. In 2014, it reaches a profound level.

The family domaine has been producing classically racy and deeply mineral Chablis for decades, but 2014 is perhaps their most impressive collection yet. In 2014, the level of finesse and mineral-drenched elegance is completely amplified.

If you haven’t tasted Picq’s wines, 2014 is the perfect introduction. 2014 was an exceptional vintage in Chablis, and the wines hit a gorgeous combination of concentration and classicism. There's outrageous refinement and poise.

Dessus La Carrière comes from 40+ year old vines in two lieux-dits (Semon and Paradis) with limestone and Kimmeridgian clay soils. It’s the most intensely mineral wine in Picq's line-up, and flaunts a complexity and painstaking detail that isn't normally associated with villages wines. We very much agree with Burghound when he calls it “a first-rate villages.”

Dessus La Carrière offers a beautiful range of florals, saline, citrus, and stone fruit, with a driving, chalk-inflected length. In 2014, the wine balances an intense and saturated palate with extraordinary freshness and lift.

Picq has long been a go-to of ours for incredible value in Chablis. The wines overdeliver for the price in such a huge way. Given the strength of the 2014s, we have no doubt they will disappear quickly. We strongly recommend stocking up, while you can.

To order, email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

2014 Picq Chablis Dessus La Carrière

Burghound: "There is a whiff of the exotic to the otherwise entirely classic nose that offers up wonderfully fresh aromas of tidal pool, green fruit, citrus and mineral reduction. There is terrific intensity to the middle weight flavors that possess excellent delineation and vibrancy, all wrapped in a lingering and overtly stony finish. This is a first-rate villages."