Has a very strong, flinty yellow grapefruit and lime-leaf edge with a waxy, steely mineral core, making it a really exciting nose. There’s additional depth here, from white peppery minerals to chalk. Super fine and tight. This has a scintillatingly pure, fresh and powerful with a richer texture powered by very strong acidity. Exceptional.
94-95 points, James Suckling (Aug 2018)
A fabulous rendition of Vincent Dauvissat's emblematic premier cru, the 2017 Chablis 1er Cru La Forest offers up classic aromas of oystershell, lemon oil, dried white flowers and rock salt. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and reserved, with superb cut and tension, concluding with a long, saline and chalky finish.
93-95 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate (Issue # 238 - Aug 2018)
The 2017 Chablis La Forest 1er Cru was the most reduced of Vincent Dauvissat’s wines from barrel and difficult to read. The palate is more representative: superb tension thanks to a razor-like bead of acidity, very saline in the mouth so you perceive an almost jolting dryness on the finish but paradoxically and enormously long spicy aftertaste. What a cerebral proposition this is.
91-93 points, Neal Martin, Vinous (Aug 2018)