2007 Domaine Vincent Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru "La Forest"
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Dauvissat 2007 Chablis La Forest (the “s” and “t” being reversed from the usual spelling at this address) is gloriously buoyant, open-knit, and generously perfumed, while at the same time possessed of vivid crushed stone and chalk dust all the way through. Suggestions of white truffle and iris waft ethereally throughout, while subtle suggestions of toasted nuts, iodine, clam liquor, and fruit pit add underlying, persistent piquancy. And for all of this wine’s energized and rarified nature, as well as its overt mineral character, it also evinces a subtle and winsome hint of creaminess. This is about as nuanced and rivetingly multi-faceted as premier cru Chablis gets, and it even tasted this way right off the bottling line! Expect at least a decade of enthralling pleasure and intrigue here. (DS)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale yellow. High-pitched aromas of crushed stone, quinine, fennel and flint. Almost painfully intense and uncompromising, with steely yellow fruit and crushed rock flavors conveying an impression of volume without any weight. Like sucking on a mouthful of rocks. Leaves a coating of dusty stone behind on the palate that's hard to scrape off: this seems even stronger after you swallow it! A stunning premier cru that seems destined for a long and graceful evolution in bottle. (ST)
Allen Meadows - Burghound
This hasn't really changed all that much aromatically since my initial review except that there is just the initial hint of maturing fruit but otherwise this remains cool, reserved and sophisticated with plenty of the mineral reduction that is so prevalent in classically styled Chablis along with citrus, oyster shell and algae notes. The flavors have softened a bit tough there is still plenty of verve and punch to the intensely mineral-driven flavors that terminate in an explosive finish that goes on and on. I really like the beautiful underlying tension that gives the finish a real sense of energy and the balance here is essentially perfect. And because the balance is so impeccable, this could actually be drunk and enjoyed now though I will keep my remaining bottles for a few more years first. That said, it would not be a crime to open one now. Tasted several times recently with consistent notes.
Lightly floral on the nose. Very fresh and sculpted. Still hard work but suggests that patience will be rewarded.
Rich and creamy, with apple, quince and mineral flavors accented by spice. In a riper style, yet with the characteristic profile. Fine length. Best from 2011 through 2020. (Web Only—2010).