2007 Vincent Dauvissat Chablis Grand Cru "Les Clos"
96-99 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright, pale yellow. Deep, brooding aromas of crushed stone, ginger, acacia flower and vanilla. Even more intense and powerful than the Preuses but less glyceral and voluminous; if anything, this is even slower to evolve. The impression of energy here is downright tactile. Wonderfully solid, penetrating wine with outstanding density and a very slowly mounting flavor of pure crushed rock. Still quite clenched, but I wouldn't call it inexpressive. This was the longest wine I tasted during my days in Chablis, with the palate-staining finish lasting well over two minutes." (Jul/Aug 2008) 95-97 points Allen Meadows' Burghound: "This too offers dazzling aromatic purity but is a good deal less expressive at the moment than the Preuses as the classic young Les Clos austerity is present in spades with reticent, layered and elegant green fruit, oyster shell, iodine and white flower aromas that are cool and very primary, indeed even backward. The flavors are also quite understated and seem to be extracted directly from liquid rock as the minerality this displays is remarkable and there is a very different tactile sense in the mouth with simply tremendous buffering extract and staggering length on the ultra precise, bone dry and explosive finish. Wow, this is flat out stunning Les Clos that is constructed entirely on its minerality. A candidate for wine of the vintage." (10/08)