- Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru Sechet 2012 Product #29527 (In Stock)
"Stony aromas of white pepper, biscuit and white truffle. Dense and energetic, with a distinctly savory saline quality leavening the intense lemon and mineral flavors. Finishes stony and very long, with terrific energy and grip." Steve Tanzer 92+ points
"The 2012 Chablis Sechet opens with the most exquisite, expressive aromatics imaginable. Weightless and totally gracious in the glass, the 2012 is a wine of sublime understatement. Hints of petrol, graphite and smoke on the finish suggest the 2012 will develop considerable aromatic nuance in bottle. What a gorgeous wine this is." Antonio Galloni 94 points
- Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons 2013 Product #29529 (In Stock)
Always excellent, in 2013 Vaillons is clearly one of the better 1er Cru vineyards of the vintage. Always a vivid, minerally, wine, this edition seems to have an extra gear of concentration and depth.
"Bright yellow. Ripe aromas of lemon drop and biscuit, with sexy nuances of wild herbs, ginger and white flowers. Vibrant and energetic in the mouth, spreading out to saturate the palate with classic, sharply chiseled flavors of ginger and crushed stone. Finishes tactile, saline and palate-staining, with impressive penetration. Vaillons appears to have been a favored cru in 2013, as most of this cru's fruit was ripe enough to have benefited from an early harvest, before conditions deteriorated." Stephen Tanzer 91-93 points
"Slate, crushed rocks, smoke and white orchard fruit blossom in the 2013 Chablis Vaillons, a wine that sizzles with energy, tension and pure class. The flavors are remarkably pure and vivid from start to finish. I very much like the intensity here. There is so much to look forward to in this tense, tightly wound Vaillons." Antonio Galloni 92-94 points
- Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru La Forest 2013 Product #29530 (In Stock)
Cooler soils than Vaillon and Sechet means Forest (or Forets – you’ll see it both ways) ripens a bit more slowly, but these 40 year-old vines (average age) deliver concentration and honeyed richness that’s uncommon at the 1er Cru level. Always a favorite.
"Bright, subdued aromas of pear drop and citrus fruit. Densely packed and saline in the mouth, offering terrific stony energy and depth along with a sexy impression of sucrosite. Still tight, austere and uncompromisingly dry for all its richness. More obviously soil-driven than the foregoing samples--really classic stony Chablis premier cru." Steven Tanzer 91-94 points
"An exotic, beguiling beauty, the 2013 Chablis La Forest seems to bring together the expansiveness of the Sechets and the intense minerality of the Vaillons. Graphite, minerals and exotic, perfumed fruit nuances grace the palate in an exceptionally beautiful, vivid Chablis to treasure over the next two decades." Antonio Galloni 92-94 points