I’ve just come back from a Christmas jolly at Malmaison in Birmingham. Malmaison is part of the same group as Hotel du Vin, so has an impressive wine list which borders on overwhelming. We had a Michel Laroche Chablis St Martin , I cycled the Way of Saint Martin, and this wine was made on the grounds of an old Monastery named in his honour, so it made me happy.
It was a lemon colour with just a little green. It smelled minerally with green apples. It was bone dry with a crisp acidity. The flinty minerals and apples continued with just a touch of butteriness and nuts on the finish. A nice Chablis.