2014 Jean et Sebastien Dauvissat Sechet 1er Cru (750ml)

Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France


There is a touch of dried apricot to the white peach, tidal pool and discreet citrus-infused nose. The lush but vibrant medium-bodied flavors possess good minerality and reasonably good detail, all wrapped in an impressively long and complex finish where a hint of lemon zest appears. This isn't especially refined but there is excellent underlying material and ultimately it should reward up to a decade of cellaring.

92 points, Allen Meadows, Burghound (Oct 2016)

Musky wet stone and lemon on the nose. Boasts almost painful cut to its tight flavors of citrus peel, minerals and sexy soil tones; showing much more fruit and minerality than the young 2015 edition. Finishes lemony and taut, with notes of humid vegetable matter and crushed stone. This will need patience.

91+ points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (Jul 2016)

The 2014 Chablis 1er Cru Sechet actually has a very similar nose to the nascent 2015, with that marine influence and that sea spray crashing on the rocks, clearly evident. The palate is crisp and fresh with lime cordial, orange zest and a hint of apricot on the entry. The acidity here is well judged and there is a linearity and focus on the finish that I find very appealing. Give this another 12 months in bottle and then it will present several years of drinking pleasure.

91 points, Wine Advocate (Issue # 226 - Aug 2016)

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