2007 Domaine Vincent Dauvissat Chablis-Les Preuses Grand Cru
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Early comparison of Vincent Dauvissat’s 2007 Chablis Preuses with his Les Clos is bound to flatter the former, as here is the essence of that mysteriously scallop-like, sweet, saline savor and a ravishing alliance of richness and textural creaminess with delicacy and refreshment such as you won’t often, if ever, find in another vineyard. Fresh lime, distilled herbal essences, orange oil, iris-like perfume, and honey waft from the nose; through a supremely elegant and dynamic mid-palate; to a finish that soars. No doubt 12-15 years of delight await those lucky enough to score some of this. (DS)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright lemon-yellow. Captivating soil-driven nose offers stone fruits, flowers, chlorophyll, clove, medicinal herbs and warm stones. The palate offers lovely perfumed lift to the vibrant lemon and powdered stone flavors; magically light on its feet in spite of its underlying richness. Perhaps best today on the compellingly long, mounting finish, which leaves the mouth pulsating with mineral-driven perfume. 95+ (ST)
Allen Meadows - Burghound
Initially this is still restrained but after only 10 minutes or so it becomes quite expressive with a nose that is airy, ripe, elegant and strikingly pure as it combines plenty of Chablis character that includes sea breeze, citrus and green fruit aromas that precede the delineated and equally pure flavors of stunning depth and intensity, all wrapped in a hugely long finish. Like the nose, the minerality seems subdued at first yet arrives in a real rush on the finale. A genuinely great wine that is a study in harmony and grace as well as one that should age effortlessly for many years. I have advanced the suggested drinking window by one year as this can already be drunk with pleasure even though it is still on the way up. In a word, stunning. Tasted twice since my initial review with consistent notes.
Fresh and concentrated, combining elegance and power. Grapefruit, honey, floral and mineral notes have depth and balance. Just a bit hot on the finish now, but with a great oyster shell finish. Needs a year or two. Best from 2012 through 2026. (BS, Web-2010)