This white leans toward the minerally side, with iodine, chalk, lemon and apple aromas and flavors. Steely and intense, offering a long, stony aftertaste. Drink now through 2024. 250 cases imported.
92 points, Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (Aug 2019)
I love the effusive mineral and herbal freshness of this elegant 1er Cru Chablis, which also has attractive succulence on the mid palate and a long, chalky finish that screams out for seafood. Drink or hold.
92 points, James Suckling (Feb 2019)
The 2017 Chablis 1er Cru Les Vaillons is still a little introverted after its recent bottling, unfurling in the glass with notes of lemon oil, iodine, dried white flowers and fresh peach. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, broad and supple, with a satiny attack, good depth at the core and a precise, saline finish.
90 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate (Issue # 244 - Aug 2019)
The 2017 Chablis Les Vaillons 1er Cru is resonant and super-expressive. Lemon confit, almond, dried herbs, crushed flowers and mint come together in an attractive, nuanced Chablis that will drink well right out of the gate. The finish dries out just a touch. Otherwise, the 2017 is nicely done.
90 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Jan 2020)