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    Chablis Aged at the Domaine - Three Great Vintages

    Beautifully "domaine-aged" Chablis is pristine, punchy and beautiful and here we have a few great examples! The two big guns of Chablis Dauvissat and Raveneau keep increasing in price and there almost seems no ceiling; but there is no doubting the "iconic / benchmark" quality and greatness! 
    Cheers, Randall 

    William Fevre 2014 Chablis
    RRP: $69 | Offer: $59

    One of the greatest vintages for Burgundy (especially Chablis) in decades
    "Lots of texture at this point and a chalky finish." 91pts - Tim Atkin MW
    Vrignaud 2015 Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 'Cotes de Fontenay'
    RRP: $119 | Offer: $96
    "The fruit of old vines (1955) with little bunches, vinified and matured in stainless steel for a later bottling. This has benefitted from its longer elevage. This plot often delivers a slightly smoky character and I can see threads of this drifting in and out of the white fruit. He finds the style quite different, richer fruit but also smoky. I like this and the energy at the back is very good. It can become reduced so he needs to keep well aerated." 93pts, 5 star wine! - Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy

     Benjamin Laroche La Manufacture 2014 Chablis Grand Cru Blanchot
    RRP: $219 | Offer: $159

    The chalky white soil of Blanchots has long been known to produce Chablis where the byword is elegance, as opposed to the overt lushness and power of a Les Preuses. Where others have tended to amp up the power of this climat through over-working their wines in the cellar, Benjamin Laroche worked closely with his growers to raise a full-bodied wine with that x-factor mineral depth and mouth-watering character. These wines have the inherent power and depth to match the seamless “2014” acidity that is keeping the wine fresh and will preserve it for years to come. - Randall 

    William Fevre 2011 Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses 
    RRP: $259 | Offer: $209

    "If the Côte de Bouguerots is the biggest wine in 2011 then the Preuses is arguably the most aromatically complex with a broad ranging nose of perfumed and ripe scents of oyster shell, sea water, citrus and white flowers. The silky and refined flavors are wonderfully seductive with an intense minerality to the austere, bone dry and balanced finish that exudes hints of saline and iodine. In sum, this is flat out stunning." 94-96pts - Burghound

    Rene & Vincent Dauvissat

    Chablis

    "Technically retired but very much a continuing presence at his eponymous domaine, Vincent Dauvissat—who forsook a career as a shepherd to become one of France's most celebrated vignerons—seemed just as delighted with his 2020s as he had been with his 2019s. Chiseled, concentrated and pungently mineral, there's no grower in the region who has done a better job of retaining all of Chablis's classical signatures in the warmer, sunnier vintages of the last decade. Once again, Dauvissat has produced some of the wines of the vintage, and they will be worth a special effort to seek out. Readers will remember that farming here is organic but without certification. The harvest is by hand, and the wines ferment in tank before racking to barrel with the lees (Raveneau's Chablis, by contrast, are racked to barrel more or less without their lees), spending a second winter in wood before bottling."
    William Kelley, The Wine Advocate

    Dauvissat 2020 Chablis 1er Cru 'Vaillons'
    Offer: $545

    "As is almost invariably the case, Dauvissat's 2020 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons is sensual and perfumed, wafting from the glass with aromas of orange oil, peach, jasmine and nutmeg. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and enveloping, it's vibrant and fleshy, with an ample core of fruit, racy acids and a long, saline finish." 94pts - William Kelley, The Wine Advocate

    Dauvissat 2020 Chablis 1er Cru 'La Forest'
    Offer: $590

    "A striking young wine, Dauvissat's brilliant 2020 Chablis 1er Cru La Forest unfurls in the glass with aromas of crisp orchard fruit, orange oil, pear, oyster shell, freshly baked bread and smoke, framed by a deft touch of reduction. Medium to full-bodied, deep and multidimensional, it's taut and concentrated, with racy acids, chalky structuring and a long, searingly mineral finish. Recent years have delivered so many brilliant renditions of La Forest that it's hard to pick a favorite between the likes of 2008, 2014, 2017 and 2019, but the 2020 is certainly a worthy entrant into the competition, and it's worth a special effort to seek out." 95+pts - William Kelley, The Wine Advocate

    Dauvissat 2019 Chablis 1er Cru 'La Forest'
    Offer: $495

    "The 2019 Chablis 1er Cru La Forest is the deepest and most complete of Dauvissat's premiers crus, delivering a complex bouquet of orange oil, pear and fresh bread complemented by top notes of iodine, dried white flowers and beeswax. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and enveloping, it's layered and concentrated, with superb mid-palate volume, lively acids and a long, electric finish." 95pts - William Kellewy, The Wine Advocate

    Dauvissat 2018 Chablis 1er Cru 'La Forest'
    Offer: $495

    "The 2018 Chablis 1er Cru La Forest is also showing well, opening in the glass with aromas of crisp green orchard fruit, citrus oil, beeswax, honeycomb and oyster shell. Medium to full-bodied, layered and textural, it's fleshy and enveloping, with a lovely spine of acidity and a long, saline finish. Like the Vaillons, this is quite demonstrative for a young Dauvissat Forest, and it will deliver considerable pleasure straight out of the gates." 93pts - William Kelley, The Wine Advocate

    Dauvissat 2016 Chablis 1er Cru 'La Forest'
    Offer: $495

    "Pale, bright yellow. Pungent aromas of grapefruit pith, lemon zest and wild herbs; really amazing lift here for a vintage with moderate acidity. Seamless and fine-grained, already offering compelling inner-mouth perfume to its flavors of citrus fruits, wild herbs, acacia flower, jasmine and minerals. The wonderfully aromatic, slowly rising finish boasts outstanding floral lift. A great premier cru in the making. Hail and mildew reduced the crop level here to just 25 hectoliters per hectare." 93pts - William Kelley, The Wine Advocate

    Dauvissat 2020 Chablis Grand Cru 'Les Preuses'
    Offer: $1850

    "Offering up aromas of orange oil, white peach, jasmine, oyster shell, wet stones and struck flint, the 2020 Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses is full-bodied, ample and layered, with terrific concentration, racy acids and a long, intensely mineral finish. As ever, this wine is more floral-mineral than it is fruity, standing out for its ethereal personality in contradistinction with the blockier, more muscular Les Clos." 97pts - William Kelley, The Wine Advocate

    Dauvissat 2020 Chablis Grand Cru 'Les Clos'
    Offer: $1950

    "I generally have a slight preference for Dauvissat's Les Preuses, a preference I suspect Vincent Dauvissat shares, but the 2020 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos, at least at this early stage, gets my nod as the king of the cellar—and the wine of the vintage. Wafting from the glass with aromas of citrus oil, fresh bread, oyster shell, white flowers and wet stones, it's full-bodied, layered and textural, with huge concentration, racy acids and a long, resonant finish." 98pts - William Kelley, The Wine Advocate

    Dauvissat 2019 Chablis Grand Cru 'Les Clos' 
    Offer: $1750

    The 2019 Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru is more strict and linear on the nose compared to Les Preuses , gradually developing some subtle grilled almond and walnut aromas. You just need about 30 seconds and you are lost in the aromas. The palate is exceptionally well balanced with a nigh perfect thread of acidity. This Les Clos displays ethereal poise from start to finish and is blessed with a pixelated quality that distinguishes it from any other. Brilliant. Candidate for wine of the vintage." 96-98pts - Neal Martin, Vinous

    Dauvissat 2018 Chablis Grand Cru 'Les Clos'
    Offer: $1650

    "Aromas of pear, green apple and citrus oil mingling with hints of fresh bread and oyster shell introduce Dauvissat's 2018 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos, a full-bodied, layered wine that's ample and elegantly muscular, girdled by bright acids and revealing more overt structure than Les Preuses at this stage. Concluding with a long, chalky finish, even in the demonstrative 2018 vintage..." 95+pts - William Kelley, The Wine Advocate

    Dauvissat 2017 Chablis Grand Cru 'Les Clos'
    Offer: $1950

    "More muscular and enveloping than the Preuses, Dauvissat's 2017 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos unfurls in the glass with aromas of ripe lemons, confit citrus, pastry cream and dried white flowers. On the palate, it's full-bodied, satiny and multidimensional, with a rich, structured but incisive profile and a long, chalky finish. If Les Preuses is the more intellectual of the two grand cru bottlings, Les Clos is the more direct and easy to understand." 96pts - William Kelley, The Wine Advocate 

    Dauvissat 2015 Chablis Grand Cru 'Les Clos'
    Offer: $1450

    "The 2015 Chablis Grand Cru les Clos seems to be the most closed of all the 2015s, even after two days of being open in bottle. It only reluctantly reveals oyster shell, quince, baking powder and flint scents. It is exquisitely defined. The palate is very well balanced with a lightly-honeyed opening, a keen thread of acidity and a subtle dash of spice that becomes more prominent towards the poised and elegant finish. What a beautiful les Clos that will vie with Vincent's les Preuses for supremacy." 95pts - Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate

    Dauvissat 2010 Chablis Grand Cru 'Les Clos'
    Offer: $1950

    "Like many wines from this initially tight-knit vintage, the 2010 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos from Vincent Dauvissat is drinking surprisingly well, unfurling in the glass with notes of honeycomb, lemon oil, wheat toast, mandarin and oystershell, framed by subtly smoky reduction that dissipates with aeration. On the palate, it's full-bodied, concentrated and multidimensional, with considerable mid-palate depth and dimension married with incredible crystalline purity and stony tension. The finish is long and precise." 96pts - William Kelley, The Wine Advocate


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