2013 Domaine Vincent Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru "Sechet"

SKU #1200767 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2013 Chablis 1er Cru Sechet has a strict but mineral-drenched bouquet that shows enormous potential. The palate already demonstrates immense clarity with a surfeit of energy and beguiling touches of pure orange zest on the finish. Watch out for this once released! (NM)  (8/2014)

91 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 An expressive and broad-ranging nose offers up notes of pear, sea water, oyster shell, white peach, citrus and a soft spice nuance. There is good punch to the intensely mineral-driven middle weight flavors that culminate in an intense and markedly dry but not especially austere finish that is also admirably well-balanced and persistent. This seductive yet punchy effort should be accessible young if desired yet keep reasonably well.  (10/2015)

91 points Vinous

 Pale yellow. Tangy aromas of orange and lemon peel and ginger. Not yet hugely complex in the mouth but boasts sexy sucrosité leavened by lovely inner-mouth tension. Intensely flavored, brisk and long. (ST)  (8/2015)

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- The region north of the Cote d'Or, famous for its steely dry white wines made from Chardonnay. There are 7 Grands Crus vineyards, and numerous Premier Crus. Unfortunately, the name has been borrowed and badly abused by producers of inferior white wines in the US as well as in Australia. True French Chablis is a delicate, stony, crisp Chardonnay, bearing no resemblance to the anonymous plonk so labeled here.