CHABLIS

2017 Domaine Vincent Dauvissat

EN PRIMEUR

Could this be a textbook example of the perfect Village Chablis? Possibly! From his 3 hectares Vincent crafts an incredibly inviting 'Village' wine. Deep and with an impressive concentration of fruit heavy on crisp apple and lovely lemon zest. This is so clean, so pure and yet not lightweight at all. There is such grace and flow and some well managed energy here. So bright and perfectly textured. Brilliant. Drinking range: 2021 - 2026L&S(Oct 2018)

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There is even better Chablis typicity as well as a bit more elegance to the cool, pure and airy aromas of oyster shell, lemon rind and apple. The seductively textured medium-bodied flavors possess a caressing mouth feel though the firm acid spine makes it clear that this should have no trouble aging well. This is an excellent Chablis villages. 2023+ Rating: 89-91 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Oct 2018)

Has a smoke edge with a fine core of yellow citrus and neat flinty aromas. Yellow grapefruit here. Very neat punchy acidity, good depth and ripeness. Moves into yellow peaches. Flesh with tension and freshness. Drink now. Rating: 90-91 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com(Aug 2018)

Aromas of citrus oil, white peach, spring flowers and oystershell introduce the 2017 Chablis Villages, a deep, medium to full-bodied wine with a taut, concentrated core, underpinned by a racy line of acidity. Long and chalky on the finish, like its Petit Chablis sibling, it's as good a representation of the appellation as it's possible to find. Rating: 90-92 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate(Aug 2018)

The 2017 Chablis, of which one parcel was 80% hit by frost, has a very composed and quite intense bouquet with citrus lemon, Granny Smith apples and light smoky scents. The palate is fresh and vibrant with good tension, a clear step up from the Petit Chablis with a vibrant, spicy finish. Excellent. Drinking range: 2021 - 2027 Rating: 90-92 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com(Aug 2018)

A domaine of 12.7 hectares, comprising a hectare each of the Grands Crus Clos and Preuses, 3.7ha of Premier Cru Forest, 1.3ha of Vaillons, 0.4ha of Séchet, .3ha of Montée de Tonnerre, 3.3ha of Chablis, 1.1ha of Petit Chablis, and .6ha of Irancy (red).

Vincent Dauvissat remains one of the (if not the) leading lights of Chablis, and his wines are always in high demand and limited volume.

Vincent's grandfather Robert was the first to start bottling under the family name in 1931 and Vincent uses the same cellar today - but the family have been growing grapes here since the 18th century. Today his single-minded determination in the vineyard, where he follows biodynamic principles (without certification) followed by very subtle use of old oak barrels as part of a long élevage, produce some of Chablis' most age-worthy and fascinating wines.

Vincent advises drinking the Grands Crus either young, (within the first three years) or after 10 years when they are becoming fully evolved. Serve at 13C, so that the wine will warm up to about 15C before tasting - any colder masks the subtleties. He prefers to serve the wine directly in glasses rather than decanting it, so as not to miss the first nose and its evolution - with an old wine he advises simply smelling this evolution over the first half an hour before tasting.

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