- Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru Sechet 2014 Product #30591 (In Stock)
From 50+ year-old vines on hard white chalk-laced soils, Sechet delivers a fine blend of ripe fruit and classic Chablis stoniness.
“Bright yellow. Tight nose hints at crushed stone and menthol, plus a whiff of petrol. Tactile, intense and clean; shows strong minerality and acidity, and thenervosité that comes from calcaire, and yet it's not austere. A lovely ripe peach flavor emerged with air.” Vinous (Tanzer) 90-92 points
“Despite the fact that this had only just finished its malo, the expressive nose displays plenty of citrus and Chablis-like elements that can also be found on the succulent yet vibrant middle weight flavors that are underpinned by racy acidity on the lingering and notably dry but not really austere finale.” Allen Meadows 89-91 points
- Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons 2014 Product #30592 (In Stock)
Vaillons is always vivid, focused, and very mineral-driven, and the 2014 edition shines in that vein. Over the past few vintages, Dauvissat’s Vaillons has shown a bit more flesh on the mid-palate, making it a fine choice to enjoy young and with age.
“Bright, pale yellow-green. Lemon, menthol and wet stone on the nose, lifted by a floral topnote. Juicy, intense and firm, delivering sharply chiseled lemon and mineral flavors. Strong acidity suggests early harvesting. Really vibrates and rises on the long, brisk aftertaste. A terrific Vaillons.” Vinous (Tanzer) 91-93 points
“Notes of cool mineral reduction combine with restrained aromas of mostly white orchard fruit, iodine, pepper and hints of algae. The gorgeously textured middle weight flavors exhibit plenty of minerality on the tighter, more intense and chiseled finish that deliver excellent length. This beauty should drink well both young and old as there is very good mid-palate density.”Allen Meadows 90-93 points
- Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru La Forest 2014 Product #30593 (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 personal favorite and at its best about 4-5 years from the vintage.
“Pale, bright yellow. Underripe pineapple, white grapefruit, mint and crushed stone on the nose. Offers a compelling combination of texture and energy on the palate, showing incisive grapefruit and crushed rock flavors and finishing with near-grand cru depth and persistence. A superb Forest.” Vinous (Tanzer) 92-94 points
“This is more restrained still, indeed so much so that the nose only reluctantly reveals its notes of classic Chablis aromas that include green fruit, iodine, tidal pool and oyster shell. There is outstanding volume and almost painful intensity to the medium-bodied flavors that brim with a fine minerality before concluding in a stony, long and impeccably well-balanced finale where once again a hint of bitter lemon appears. This will need a few years of bottle age to fully harmonize and to become more accessible.” Allen Meadows 91-93 points