Chablis, Burgundy

Vincent Dauvissat

"Les Clos" Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2009

Took it's time to open up. Had a sweaty reduction when first open, which eventually developed into this smoky flinty tone. Ripe fruit, big, concentrated, oily, and dense. Air brought out more classic citrus and oyster shell notes, as well as some honeyed and yoghurt-like characters. For me, this is certainly a wine of it's vintage. While the length is impressive, I think it could do with more nerve and tension. Perhaps time will bring it more balance (like the 00' Butteaux I had recently - both from warmer years and more muscular sites, although 00' is perhaps a better vintage). — 6 days ago

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Domaine Louis Michel

Forêts Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay

Tasted blind in Somm class. Absolutely loved this. It shows how good cool climate chard can be. — 14 days ago

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Domaine François Raveneau

Butteaux Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2012

Lovely and cool and sharp. Very defined and pretty with white flowers, oyster shells, chalk. Very balanced and correct with a supple, soft finish. — 16 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Nice, how'd you make the middle hollow for bottles? Nest a smaller bucket inside before freezing?
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That’s just two catering/ dough buckets stacked. We had two because of all the whites... we consolidated and stacked them when we were down to the last white
Severn Goodwin

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Gotcha, thanks. Get back to your bottle now, I'm done pestering.

Vincent Dauvissat

Les Preuses Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2000

Near medium gold color, heavy in the glass. Tight nose that expands slowly with air. Notes of citrus, sea shells, wet river stones, saline and a tiny bit of honey. Rich but still with a strong core of acidity in the mouth. Was at its best in hour 3. Great tonight but it can get better with some more age. — a day ago

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Domaine Billaud-Simon

Montée de Tonnerre Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2014

This was refreshing in an austere style, showing lemon lime, stone fruit, saline & mineral with racy acids. Another beautiful 2014! — 9 days ago

Keith, Michael and 5 others liked this

Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils

Vaudésir Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay

All around stunning. Gold hue, refreshing acidity, lots of texture & minerality and a plethora of aromas and flavors: lemon, yellow apple, salinity, toasted almond, lees, slight mushroom. Multifaceted long finish and surprisingly fresh for 2009. 13%ABV, vinification in stainless, aged 4 months in barrels (90% 1-3 yo, 10% new). — 3 days ago

La Chablisienne

Mont de Milieu Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2014

young, lean Chablis. Lovely wine. — 5 days ago

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Domaine François Raveneau

Blanchot Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2012

Seth Morgen Long
9.4

Still so primary, this needed an hour in a decanter to even begin to unfurl. Quintessential, pure Raveneau aromatics, textures and flavors of white florals, crushed rock, lemon oil. The concentration and density is remarkable. — 2 days ago

Greg, Daniel P. and 11 others liked this

Denis (Isabelle et Denis) Pommier

Côte de Léchet Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2015

Updated score! Got even better on days 2 and 3. This is a white to give some air. (Original: Yellow apples, lemon, pineapple, cream, some bitter green herbs. Quite rich like other 15s.) — 6 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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@Meg Herring That's the Côte de Lécht, not the village wine, Delectable mis-identified your bottle. Awesome site for chard...
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@Severn Goodwin Fixed it! Thanks for flagging that.

Patrick Piuze

Côte de Bouqueyreaux Bougros Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2013

A very good showing here. The most pronounced minerality I’ve encountered in a Piuze wine with any age in some time. Clearly a grand cru in weight and finish but showing great cut too. A perfect foil for roast chicken on a rainy night! — 5 days ago

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