Vignoble Dampt

Domaine Sebastien Dampt

"Les Vaillons" Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2020

Excellent with balanced acidity and ripeness. Nice apple and citrus notes with good length and aftertaste — 2 months ago

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Vignoble du Rêveur

Artisan Alsace Gewürztraminer Pinot Gris 2021

Overly generous in tannin and yeasty grain. No terroir and that seems to be the point. — 6 months ago

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Haven’t had this one, but love Un Instant sur Terre.
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Same style but more tannin, aromatic. Travis found it for $36 retail at a shop downtown.
Steve Anderson

Steve Anderson

Yes, same blend as Instant Sur Terre, but only about 2 weeks on skins vs 6 months (in amphorae) for I s T. Love them both,

Maison Dampt

Bougros Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2022

Lyle Fass
9.5

Gorgeous nose of lime blossom, mega florals, spice and green apple. So much depth, so complex and airy. 9.6 nose. Insane complexity. Ripe, juicy and energetic, with insane density and sap. So pure. Very salty. Excellent purity. Long and dense. Terrific inner mouth aromas. Really slathers palate with minerals. Amazing minerals. Just so complex and regal. Looooong. — 8 months ago

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Domaine Sebastien Dampt

Chablis Chardonnay 2022

Lyle Fass
9.0

Nose green pea shoots, saline and seashells. Not much gras as this summer. Really clean and really Chablis. Palate is rich, focused and linear. Clean and well made and has a compactness that reminds of 2012. Terrific sap and length for the level. — 3 months ago

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Maison Dampt

Valmur Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2012

Lyle Fass
9.6

Nose is showing maturity, lovely lemon curd, wood shavings, wow so complex and mature. Spectacular. Eggs? But the best eggs. So stunning. Concentrated and silky and incredible sap and density. Really elegant and classy. So pure and sappy. Wonderful. Masterful. Outrageous density. Sous bois aromas and so fine and complex and so explosive. — 8 months ago

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Domaine Sebastien Dampt

Les Beugnons Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2022

Lyle Fass
9.4

Nose smells dense and expansive but also a bit young. The most closed of the 1er crus on the nose. Floral, herbal, sweet green and so nuanced and complex. Green apple, acacia. Superb complexity. Chewy and dense with great concentration and explosiveness. Great freshness and richness. Finishes savory and salty. Even some pine resin on the nose. Really savory in 2022. But man the minerality. Like a salt lick on the finish. Amazing how savory and gamey this is. As this opens the nose gets terrific spice. A cross between an herbal and fantastic cardamon spice. This has a long life ahead if it. — 8 months ago

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Domaine Sebastien Dampt

Côte de Léchet Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay

Excellent nose and classic Chablis herbaceous flavours — 2 months ago

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Domaine Daniel Dampt et Fils

Chablis Chardonnay

With handroll omakase — 4 months ago

Vignoble du Rêveur

Un Instant Sur Terre Alsace Pinot Gris Gewürztraminer 2020

Shay A
9.2

This was served during my annual WWC hosting. Typical format of sparkler, three whites, four reds, one dessert, all served blind.

Marcel Deiss’s son is the winemaker. 50 Pinot Gris/40 Gewurtztraminer/ 10 Riesling. 100% whole cluster pressed for the Riesling and Gewurtztraminer, partially de-stemmed Pinot Gris. Macerated for 9 months in different amphorae.

I don’t know how you attach a score to this. Undoubtedly an orange wine, which I normally don’t drink. In color, it’s almost a pink tinge of orange. Aromatically, this could be Alsatian Muscat. Incredibly floral with a perception of sweetness. Strawberries romanoff, kiwi, orange blossom up front but the fruit fades to a more mineral/less sweet profile with great acidity. Very unique and worth seeking out more.
— 7 months ago

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Where all did you visit while in Alsace? It will be my first time to the region. I’m the cellar master for the Confrerie St Etienne, which is an Alsatian wine society with chapters across the world. We’ve got visits with Trimbach, Weinbach, Paul Blanck, Hugel, Gustave Lorentz, and 1-2 others. Looking forward to it!
Steve Anderson

Steve Anderson

We only spent a quick few days in Alsace before heading to our primary destination, Annecy in the Haute Savoie. We originally planned to go in May 22, but had to push to early Sep for family reasons, which killed the winery visits due to Harvest. We only went to Dom Marcel Deiss in Bergheim. We chose to enjoy wine in the Cafes rather than do the commercial tasting room visits at the big houses like Trimbach. Wistub du Sommelier in Bergheim was a favorite (2002 Trimbach Frederic Emile BTG from a freshly opened bottle when we were there), although I was sad to see it listed as 'permanently closed' when I checked Google a few moments ago. We had a great meal and wines at the 1-strar La Table du Gourmet in Riquewihr. Anne Humbrecht is the Somm and did a great job. We stayed at a rental owned by the Chef, Jean Luc Brendel, just outside the city gates and adjacent to the farm/gardens used for his restaurant. I can be much more helpful with recommendations for Savoie visits, if you ever end up going there. A few stories (and more to come) on our IG page (@steveandmisuk) from trips in May 23 and Sep 22. Cheers and have fun!
Steve Anderson

Steve Anderson

…and, other than Marcel Deiss (and Vignoble du Reveur, if possible), you are hitting the A-list of Alsace wineries!