2015 Vincent Dauvissat Vaillons 1er Cru (750ml)

Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France


The 2015 Chablis 1Er Cru Vaillons is more tightly wound on the nose compared to the Séchet, but it eventually reveals scents of lemon curd, white flowers and flint scents. The palate is very well balanced, caressing in the mouth, again quite spicy with stem ginger and white pepper generously lavished on the tensile finish, with dried honey smeared over the aftertaste. This is doubtlessly a classy Vaillon, although here I found it eclipsed by the Séchet.

91-93 points, Wine Advocate (Issue # 224 - Apr 2016)

Pale yellow-green. Reticent nose hints at ginger and stone. Juicier and more sharply delineated than the Séchet, in a much more taut, vertical style. Still, this wine also shows a stronger fruit character than the Séchet in the early going, with a flavor of grapefruit zest carrying nicely on the firm, long aftertaste.

90-92 points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (Jul 2016)

10 bottles in stock. Ships in 1 to 2 business days.

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