Chablis, Burgundy

Maison Dampt

Valmur Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2018

Lyle Fass
9.4

First Valmur at Dampt since maybe 2015. Love this Grand Cru. Gorgeously nuanced nose with sea air, salt, pear and apple fruit that is so delicate and covered by intense minerals. So many salty seashells. Complex and concentrated but so so elegant and has tangy, rich complexity on the finish. Amazing fruit set on the palate when you think it’s over but it really just begins. Superbly complex with a mineral explosion and such amazing length and sap. So long. Superb wine that is at once playful and at once very serious. — 3 days ago

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Maison Dampt

Bougros Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2018

Lyle Fass
9.4

Hugely mineral, periodic table levels, but besides that not much. Closed. Palate is gorgeous. Tons of minerality and energy. So pure and clean. Lovely texture and mineral complexity. Needs maybe 2-3 hours in a decanter first air to say its thing. Huge power and concentration with nice finesse and gorgeous finish. This is terrific. Wow. — 9 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Yum, Bougros!

Domaine Sebastien Dampt

"Les Vaillons" Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2018

Lyle Fass
9.4

Huge super expressive nose, Gorgeous purity and mineral depth. Pear, apple, such layering. Seashells. Rich and expansive but unabashedly Vaillons. Rich, ripe and expansive with gorgeous fruit inflected with intense minerality. Such a nice contrast. Balanced, mineral and so long with a midpalate one can get lost in. Terrific. — 12 days ago

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Domaine Sebastien Dampt

Les Beugnons Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2018

Lyle Fass
9.3

Always the class of the 1er cru at Dampt and man is this a smoker. Gorgeous nose of pear, apple, intense salty iodine, gorgeous ocean air, confectionary minerality. Palate is superb with wonderful texture and richness and lovely crunch. So clean and pure with racy acidity and freshness and awesome explosiveness. Concentrated and balanced with a long salty finish with terrific crunch and texture. So pure and ripe but with just insane freshens. So long and persistent. A star. — 3 days ago

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Kirkland Signature

Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2017

Nose has lemon candy, lemon peel and moist limestone.
Palate has lemon flesh, (light) tangerine flesh, lemon pith, faint saline notes and medium finish.
Solid Costco bottle, buy recommend at ~$18. Slightly more depth than the 2016, as 2017 was a standout vintage for Chablis.
— 6 days ago

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Maison Dampt

Les Clos Grand Cru Chablis Chardonnay 2013

Lyle Fass
9.4

Have not had in over 4 years. Last bottle. Awesome nose of lemon curd, saline, iodine, huge almost youthful mineral expression. Palate is complex, concentrated, chewy and superbly mineral. This is one of the most mineral expressions of a Les Clos I’ve ever had. Sweet mineral persistence echoes what seems like forever on the finish. Thrashing acid and huge palate impact. Will last 20 more years. — 13 days ago

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Domaine Sebastien Dampt

Côte de Léchet Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2018

Lyle Fass
9.3

Classic Lechet nose. Seashelly soaked apple fruit with gorgeous depth and purity. Lovely saline depth. Rich, chewy and extraordinarily elegant with chewy depth, huge mineral palate impact and a delicious viscous texture. Long, juicy and complex. Young but accessible and structured to last 12-15 years. Really long. — 12 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Wow, 2018 Chablis already! I'm still trying to get my head around the epic 2017's!
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@Severn Goodwin it never ends!

Domaine François Raveneau

Valmur Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2001

Medium straw gold. Viscous and heavy. Awesome aged Raveneau nose from the start. Notes of honeyed tan spice, seashells, wet stone, apricot and some light tan dusty clay. Rich in the mouth. Acidity is in the background, even after 4 hours of air. A bit thin in the mid palate but I’m splitting hairs to find flaws. Great stuff. — 6 days ago

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Patrick Piuze

Terroir de Courgis Chablis 2018

Almost opulent for aPiuze Chablis, this wine balances its bracing acidity with delicate white flowers, nectarine, green apple and a whiff of flinty smoke (but not even a whisper off oak). Nice balance, medium finish and a lingering steeliness that is so speaking with good. Already accessible and thoroughly enjoyable — 6 days ago

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Patrick Piuze

Val de Mer Bougros Grand Cru Chablis Chardonnay 2013

Im often perplexed by how delicious these wines are and they prices they go fo, especially on the secondary market. Absolutely delicious, classic supple and ripe Bougros character with spine and minerality holding it all together. Deliciously salty and refreshing, yet contemplative with its layers and nuance too. Tangerine, ripe white peach, crisp apple and a slight kiss of pineapple. Iodine, sea spray, crushed oyster shell, chervil and aged ham round it out. Would love to revisit with another 5 years on it. — 12 days ago

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