The vines here are nearly 50 years old. This is super lithe. High-toned and has beautiful tension. Clean as a whistle. Pure, long and with rising minerality. There is a deep and intense fruit core of zinging citrus flesh. A scintillating, totally delicious intensity. An incredible wine for its energy, concentration and lift. Seriously impressive. Drinking range: 2019 - 2040 L&S (Oct 2018)
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The 2017 Chablis Les Preuses Grand Cru is a stunning wine that embodies all of the best qualities of Chablis today. A grand, sweeping wine, the Preuses possesses dramatic concentration and richness. And yet it remains so Chablis, so Dauvissat and so Preuses. All of the classic Preuses signatures of citrus, slate, sage, crushed rocks and mint literally explode into a finish of palate-staining weight and intensity. Vincent Dauvissat adds that this was the last fruit he picked in 2017. "I waited until the very end,'" he told me. "The fruit just wasn't ready before." The 2017 Preuses is a magical wine that will thrill those lucky enough to own it. In a word: heroic. Drinking range: 2025 - 2037 Rating: 100 Antonio Galloni, www.vinous.com(Feb 2020)
The Dauvissat holdings touch La Moutonne but make a very different style to the Long-Depaquit wine. Fine, delicate and subtle, this lightly wooded grand cru takes your breath away with its focus, poise, and its thrilling length. Drinking range: 2024 - 2035 Rating: 98 Tim Atkin MW - Decanter(Dec 2018)
(from a 1 ha parcel planted in 1970). The barest hint of the exotic can be found on the citrusy pear and green apple aromas that display an abundance of classic Chablis characters. Once again the mouth feel of the medium weight plus flavors is strikingly pure and refined with outstanding intensity while the copious dry extract does an impeccable job of buffering the firm acid spine shaping the gorgeously long finish. This is, in a word, terrific. 2029+ Rating: 92-95 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Oct 2018)
Domaine Vincent Dauvissat
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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