2019 Servin Vaillons 1er Cru (750ml)

Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France

B-21 Top Recommendation
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Australian-born winemaker Marc Cameron, and estate-owner, François Servin – one of the more flamboyant winegrowers in Chablis – is on a qualitative hot streak; four consecutive vintages of the best juice I've tasted here. With parcels of the oldest vines comprising most of their holdings, Wine Advocate in particular insists, "They deserve a berth in your cellar alongside those prized Raveneaus and Dauvissats." Tasting the line-up, I get it. You will, too. Acidities are perfectly balanced with the fruit, but more importantly, the "Chablis" spirit is here – in buckets. What I seek, foremost – my beloved Kimmeridgian vein of salinity – weaves its way throughout François Servin's selections.


The 2019 Chablis Vaillons 1er Cru has an extravagant nose of nicely defined pineapple, lime and light passion fruit aromas. The palate is well balanced with a pleasant fatness, although, like the Vaucoupin, it is missing some tension and nervosité on the finish. A redeeming saline note crops up on the aftertaste.

91 points, Neal Martin, Vinous (Sep 2020)

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