Chablis, Burgundy

Domaine Sebastien Dampt

Terroir de Fye Petit Chablis Chardonnay 2019

Lyle Fass
9.1

Unreal nose. Just so beautiful. Huge perfume. Seashells. Oyster shells. Unmistakably Chablis. So so mineral. There is no fruit. An exercise in a blast of terroir so intense you gotta be a wine geek to enjoy it. Salty. White pepper. A perfume that is broad and precise. Really really beautiful. Palate terrific and has some ripe fruit, green apple mostly, a nice hit of richness in the texture, good purity and a lonely initial blast of fruit/mineral concentrate and then the finish is all seashells that linger. Excellent wine for the appellation.

As it airs it picks up weight on the palate. Terrific wine for no money. So salty and fresh.
— 7 days ago

Aravind, Rob and 7 others liked this

Vincent Dauvissat

Les Clos Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2014

A stunner. Power, intensity and flat out electric with dazzling complexity. Shows an intense seashell minerality, salty seafoam, rock moss and stone fruits. Absurdly long and concentrated finish as it coats the palate with seashell and ocean mist. Wonderful. — 17 hours ago

Ira, Arden and 4 others liked this

Gilbert Picq et Ses Fils

Vieilles Vignes Chablis Chardonnay 2018

Once again Didier Picq makes a great Villages with this Old Vines 2018, nice backbone with this tension, lovely fruit with tremendous freshness, a salinity and minerality that I love, awesome balance and PQR.

Un très beau Villages encore une fois, tension appuyée avec un beau fruit ayant fraîcheur, minéralité et ce côté salin que j’aime beaucoup, bel équilibre et un beau RQP. 89-90
— 10 days ago

Hanibal, Ron and 9 others liked this

Domaine Sebastien Dampt

Terroir de Milly Petit Chablis Chardonnay 2019

Lyle Fass
9.2

Terrific wine. Both of these Petit Chablis are brilliant for what they are. This nose is floral, more round, more focused, precise and less broad than the Fye. Gorgeous. Incisive and deep. Crunchy, ripe and deep with a stunning texture and palate presence. Pure, textured and deep. Can’t believe this is Petit Chablis. Rich yet fresh, energetic and terrific backend structure. So salty it screams for a dozen oysters. I love Chablis. Both of these wine are why. Small, humble but so awesome because they are Chablis. — 7 days ago

Aravind, Rob and 7 others liked this

Gilbert Picq et Ses Fils

Dessus La Carrière Chablis Chardonnay 2015

From a Magnum for a small gathering, citrus and mandarine aromas, seashells with nice backbone with a slight roundness and richness, yet easy drinking and delicious, mouth watering salinity, very good.

Magnum pour une petite fête, bord de mer et agrumes, mandarines au nez. Belle acidité, attaque ronde, droit ensuite pour finir sur une salinité qui donne l’eau à la bouche, facile à boire et très bien.
— 8 days ago

Hanibal, Nicolas and 11 others liked this

Domaine Jean Dauvissat Pere & Fils

Vaillons Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2017

This guy is top 5 in Chablis. Maybe the best Chablis to drink young.

Nose is extremely mineral. Lemon zest. Good leap.

Palate is exquisite. Elixir like. Terrific texture. Dense but not heavy handed. Rich but in a Chablis way. Not oaked or vanilla like. A hint of green apple skin. Crazy hedonistic on the palate.

Finish is stunning. Almost honey without the sweetness if that makes sense. Long. Juicy. Perfect.

I’m giving this a 9.5 and not going higher because it’s a premier cru and it would look silly. Also maybe it lacks elite complexity. But it would be hard to find a more Delicious bottle of Chablis at any price.

Bought from fass selections.
— 13 days ago

Josh, Neil and 5 others liked this

Domaine François Raveneau

Clos Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 1990

Canary gold color, looks young. Memorable nose with notes of lemon, honeysuckle, white acacia blossoms, and white clay with that Kimmeridgian characteristic that says Chablis. With more air, you also get sea shells and ocean breeze, and the telltale Raveneau honey comes out. Coats the mouth... has a huge richness matched against robust structure. This becomes more sweet and exotic as the evening progresses. Of all the bottles tonight, this was gone first. As good as Chablis can get. (Bday 4 of 13) — 6 days ago

Alex, David and 19 others liked this

Jean et Sébastien Dauvissat

Chablis Chardonnay 2018

Lyle Fass
9.2

Lovely nose. Classic Fabien. Saline and seashells galore. High toned and focused. Lime pith but massively mineral. Palate is so pure, so loaded with fresh mineral and seashells it almost comes across as dry Riesling! Palate is super pure, sappy and clean with a lovely compact quality and terrific intensity. Finishes elegant and mineral. A smokeshow as always. — 4 days ago

Aravind, Severn and 13 others liked this

Henri Costal

Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons Chardonnay 2018

Fresh apples & citrus with a strong mineral component. Crisp acidity lifts the wine & the complete package is hard to resist. The aromatics are the star here. Similar fruity notes with an assortment of herbal nuance keeps bringing you back. Excellent. — 5 days ago

Severn, Eric and 43 others liked this

Daniel-Etienne Defaix

Les Lys Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2015

Buttery and delicious. More savory, salty and dairy-inflected than the fruity, confectionary 2005 “Vaillons.” Oak no doubt, but well integrated. This should be consumed now; doesn’t have the same 5-10 years left. Still, wonderful. — 7 days ago

Josh, Michael and 28 others liked this