2007 Domaine Vincent Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru "Sechet" (Previously $54)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
As with last year’s memorable rendition, Dauvissat’s 2007 Chablis Sechet offers a dimension of savory crustacean reduction reminiscent of Preuses, along with a garland of gorgeously high-toned floral perfume. Hints of bitter-sweet licorice and black fruits as well as invigoratingly saline and citrus zest notes add further allure. A shimmering exchange of bright citrus and myriad herbal, floral, and crystalline mineral notes makes for a lingering finish which, along with this wine’s combination of flavor concentration and delicacy, puts me in mind a bit of a great Riesling. This should remain superb for at least the next 6-8 years. (DS)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright yellow. Highly nuanced nose offers pineapple, lavender, beeswax, minerals and licorice. Densely packed, minerally and penetrating; more taut than the Vaillons but with a creamy core. This dry, rich, classic Chablis finishes precise and austere, coating the palate with lemon and dusty stone flavors.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
*Outstanding* A discreet yet pungent nose features notes of warm stone, floral and lemon peel that introduces ripe, round and exceptionally pure flavors that are at once delicious, detailed and wonderfully intense and the firm acidity allows the bone dry finish to retain its sense of proportion and focus. This is linear to the point of austerity and there is a cuts-like-a-knife quality to the chiseled backend. Gorgeous and I especially like the oyster shell quality that seems to pervade the '07 version from nose to tail.