I’ve had this bottle sitting in my cellar pretty much since I got back from Riyadh, nearly 7 years ago. I’m not really sure why I held onto it as long as I did but whatever. It’s open now. In the glass, the wine pours a brilliant, deep golden color. A fully mature wine at this point with a whole host of secondary and tertiary characteristics on the nose: toasted bread, apricot marmalade, feta cheese, nuts, Vanilla Tootsie Roll (the blue wrapper), sour dough, desiccated tropical fruit, warm asphalt, and alfalfa. A truly strange combination but it’s all there, whether you want it to be or not. On the palate, dried apricot, flan, and cashews. Medium acid. The finish is long. At this later stage of its life, the 2010 Jean & Sebastien Dauvissat “Vaillons” is not a wine for everyone as there will no doubt be folks who’s palate will not agree with the oxidative character of the wine. That being said, I found it rather charming. Drink now. — 2 months ago
Tastes much more classic in style than other vintages.
Nose is a dense florality. Not over the top. Some lovely minerals.
Palate is sweet green apples. Very elegant.
Bought from fass selections. — 2 months ago
Salinity and wet ricks on the nose. Medium gold with a watery rim. Yellow apple, quince and so much salinity it almost felt like eating an oyster. Prominent classic Limestone Chablis. — 4 months ago