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Dauvissat Chablis Village 2013 Product #29526 (In Stock)
Dauvissat Chablis Village 2013 Dauvissat Chablis Village 2013

Yes, the Dauvissat village Chablis costs as much as many growers’ 1er Crus.  I’d argue it out-drinks most 1er Cru Chablis, though.  It’s very, very, good and you can drink it tonight with joy and satisfaction.

"Bright yellow. Ripe aromas of lemon drop, spices and honey. Ripe, sweet and easygoing, offering lovely texture for village wine. No shortage of tension here but this very fresh, dense wine comes across as sweeter and fatter than the 2012 version. Finishes sweet and long, with good precision to its citrus and stone flavors. As in most vintages, this is a potentially superb village wine."  Steven Tanzer 89-91 points

"Lemon oil, white flowers and orchard fruit are laced together in Dauvissat's 2013 Chablis. There is plenty of nuance in the glass, but I also can't help noting how open the Chablis is at this very early stage. The 2013 finishes with notable freshness and vibrancy. Today my sense is that the 2013 will be a very pretty early drinker, but then again, the wines here have a proven track record of aging exceptionally well."  Antonio Galloni 87-99 points

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Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru Sechet 2012 Product #29527 (In Stock)
Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru Sechet 2012 Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru Sechet 2012

"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

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Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons 2013 Product #29529 (In Stock)
Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons 2013 Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons 2013

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

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Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru La Forest 2013 Product #29530 (In Stock)
Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru La Forest 2013 Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru La Forest 2013

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

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Dauvissat Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2013 Product #29531 (In Stock)
Dauvissat Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2013 Dauvissat Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2013

The largest of Chablis Grand Cru, probably the first planted, and usually credited as the very best.  Les Clos never lacks for depth or power, but can be more restrained and even shy in its youth.  A profound, even intellectual, wine.

"Bright pale yellow. Pure, bright aromas of crushed stone and lemon are much tighter than those of the Preuses. At once pure and powerful, with a strong spine of citrussy acidity and stony minerality keeping the complex flavors of lemon, sweet gingery spices, vanilla and pepper under wraps today. Seems much less evolved and showy today than the Preuses. Finishes with a superb light touch and subtle palate-staining citrus persistence."  Stephen Tanzer 94-96 points

"While the Preuses is an obvious wine that literally jumps out of the barrel, the 2013 Chablis Les Clos is a far more intellectual wine. There are more questions than answers in a seductive Chablis full of allure. Seamless and silky in the glass, the Clos is all about texture. Hints of citrus, green pear, sage and mint open up, but the Clos hovers in a stratosphere of pure pleasure. In a word: magnificent."  Antonio Galloni 94-96 points

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Dauvissat Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses 2013 Product #29532 (In Stock)
Dauvissat Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses 2013 Dauvissat Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses 2013

On the northern end of the Grand Cru slope, Preuses gets plenty of sunshine – an aid to ripening – but has an amphitheater shape that protects Dauvissat’s vines from the heat of the afternoon sun.  The result is a ripe, succulent, Grand Cru that avoids exotic notes and retains all of the wonderful Chablis acidity and minerality we love.

"Knockout nose melds musky ginger, quinine, caraway seed and elderflower, lifted by a violet topnote. Dense, layered and ineffably complex, conveying a powerful impression of saline dry extract to its explosive flavors of ginger, flowers, crushed warm stones and noble herbs. Outstanding density and sucrosite here; generous rather than austere, even if the remarkably vibrant, rocky finish and outstanding length promise a long and graceful evolution in bottle. This east/southeast-facing amphitheater vineyard is protected against the hottest afternoon sun, notes Dauvissat. This wine is frequently among my favorites in a given vintage, and that's certainly the case in 2013."  Stephen Tanzer 95-97 points

"The 2013 Chablis Preuses stands out from the rest of this lineup for its extraordinary bouquet. I could stand in front of this barrel all day. Dried flowers, sage, slate, crushed rocks and lime race across the palate as this tense, pulsating Chablis captivates the senses with its extraordinary purity and finesse. Magnificent from the very first taste, the 2013 Preuses might also turn out to be one of the wines of the vintage. Sadly, yields are down 30%."  Antonio Galloni 94-96 points

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