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2015 Domaine Vincent Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru "Vaillons"

SKU #1307467 92 points John Gilman

Outer quote mark The 2015 Vaillons chez Dauvissat is every bit as good as the Séchet this year, but it is a bit more reserved in personality out of the blocks and will want a couple of years’ worth of bottle age to blossom. The bouquet is very promising, offering up scents of apple, lemon, white flowers, beeswax, chalky soil tones and just a hint of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, pure and very refined in structure, with a lovely core, excellent focus and grip and outstanding backend mineral drive and cut on the vibrant and still modestly youthful finish. Drink between 2018-2040. 92+ Inner quote mark (12/2016)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2015 Chablis 1Er Cru Vaillons was more closed than the Séchets at this point in time, gradually revealing scents of white citrus fruit, nectarine, beeswax and flint, those aromas drawing you in with each swirl of the glass. The palate is very harmonious with a honeyed opening, very concentrated with dried honey, quince and a ravishing ginger and lemongrass-tinged finish that lingers long in the mouth. As usual, this is a flattering Vaillons but that would be to overlook the complexity and precision within. (NM) Inner quote mark (8/2017)

92 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2015 Chablis Vaillons 1er Cru has a lot of reduction on the nose that is indicative of a Vincent Dauvissat wine being broached prematurely. The palate is compact and very well balanced, with a fine line of acidity, but ferociously backward, especially on the praline-tinged finish. Tasted blind at the annual Burgfest tasting. (NM) Inner quote mark (11/2018)

91 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

Outer quote mark A cool, pure and overtly spicy, green apple and floral-suffused nose that offers good Chablis character leads to rich, concentrated and relatively powerful middle weight flavors while delivering fine length on the dry and saline-inflected finale. This reasonably precise and well-balanced effort should be capable of rewarding 5 to 8 years of cellaring while being sufficiently forward to be approached in its youth. Recommended. *Outstanding* Inner quote mark (10/2017)

91 points Decanter

Outer quote mark Rich nose, with a distinct toastiness. Rich and creamy on the palate, with generous fruitiness and a firm mineral backbone. Spicy and invigorrating, with a long, nutty finish. (SB) Inner quote mark (12/2016)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Pale yellow. Reticent aromas of menthol, oatmeal and white truffle, with stone and citrus fruit notes in the deep background. Silky on entry, then quite firm in the middle, conveying an impression of strong soil character--and sound acidity--to its flavors of citrus fruits, minerals and oatmeal. This rather powerful wine finishes very long and youthful, a tad aggressive but not dry. Dauvissat told me he's already drinking this wine but I believe that it's destined for a slow and graceful evolution in bottle. Incidentally, at this point in our tasting, Dauvissat told me that he's still waiting on his 2000s, 2001s and 2002s. (ST) 91+ Inner quote mark (8/2017)

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