2014 Domaine Vincent Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru "La Forest" (Pre-Arrival)
Lovely floral and pear notes on a tight but very ripe and mineral palate. A very energetic premier cru with a lovely combination of aromas and textural richness.
Pale, bright yellow. Underripe pineapple, white grapefruit, mint and crushed stone on the nose. Offers a compelling combination of texture and energy on the palate, showing incisive grapefruit and crushed rock flavors and finishing with near-grand cru depth and persistence. A superb Forest. (ST)
Allen Meadows - Burghound
*Sweet Spot* This is more restrained still, indeed so much so that the nose only reluctantly reveals its notes of classic Chablis aromas that include green fruit, iodine, tidal pool and oyster shell. There is outstanding volume and almost painful intensity to the medium-bodied flavors that brim with a fine minerality before concluding in a stony, long and impeccably well-balanced finale where once again a hint of bitter lemon appears. This will need a few years of bottle age to fully harmonize and to become more accessible.