Chablis, Burgundy

Domaine Jean Dauvissat Pere & Fils

Chablis Premier Cru Cote de Lechet Chardonnay 2014

16-20 years ago I was shunning Chardonnay, now in retrospect I'm fully convinced I was simply trying to like the wrong stuff. In the late 90's there was a great proliferation of heavily oak influenced CA Chardonnays to choose, they were every place within reach at every shop. Had I started with Chablis, likely my take on the grape would have evolved more respect earlier in my palate development.

Fast forward to recent times, and I simply can't get enough of white Burgundy. The diversity and complexity of flavors, all derived from the growing environment, still astounds.

The bottle at hand is likely my favorite Chardonnay from anywhere, in the sub-$30 price point.

Nose of a distant seashore, lemon skin, lemon squeezed over flint, slate and granite slabs. (I'd really like an oyster right now!)

Palate is lemon-y tropical fruits, limestone dust and citrus pith, so rich with a med-long finish.

Chablis...So Good! If I were to ever write the manifesto of the Chardonnay fan, it may begin with Léchet fruit.
— 3 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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I’m so happy to work with Fabien and have a cellar full of his wines!
Severn Goodwin

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I'm debating on opening the 16 or just hiding it away for a little bit, if it's good as most 16's, I might drink them all in a week! Best to get them into off-site to save me from spontaneity.

Domaine François Raveneau

Forêt Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2012

A uplifting nose packed with lemon, rock pool, hints of lime and chalk. On the palate excellent balance with juicy and zesty fruit. A spine of fine acidity. High quality stuff with a long time ahead. — 4 days ago

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Jean et Sébastien Dauvissat

Vaillons Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2008

Rocks then lemon then more rocks! Barely showing it’s age. Very austere & pretty! — 2 days ago

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Maison Dampt

Bougros Grand Cru Chablis Chardonnay 2014

Lemon and minerals on the nose. Very nice. Palate has very nice fruit. Meyer lemons. Balancing minerals. Very fresh acidity. Always one of the great grand cru values. Bought from fass selections ... getting better as it opens. More lemon oil on the nose. Great almost pleasantly tart juiciness. A very very solid wine. Crazy for $50. — 3 days ago

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Domaine E.A.R.L. George

Montmains "Les Butteaux" Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2015

Very mineral nose : oyster shell, chalk, crushed rocks, hay. Lemony notes after a while,. The palate is georgous and very well balanced : a strong acid backbone with tangy fruity lemon notes all around. Some grip but some roundness on the edges, a long and delicate fruity finish. This is everything I like in a chablis 1er cru. Splendid — 4 days ago

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Domaine François Raveneau

Butteaux Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2012

Incredible depth minerality; saline , stone fruit tons of depth and power a really great bottle . — 2 days ago

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Ron Siegel

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Could not keep my hands off of this when I recently stayed at Le Cinq. On their list $120 euro. Cheers!

Domaine Celine & Frederic(GuenGuen)

Blanchot Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2017

Lyle Fass

100% stainless steel Grand Cru. I like it. Terrific wine. I adore 2017 white burgundy. Very pure and very mineral nose. Green apple skins and terrific mineralic depth. Palate is racy and classically Chablis as can be. Terrific power and concentration with so much mineral. Fruit is only barely there green apple and pear. So fresh and deep. This is really terrific. — 15 days ago

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Domaine Dauvissat-Camus

Séchet Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2014

This was wild. Completely different wines throughout its aeration. Had a hard time with this blind. At first it was incredibly earthy, almost a kiss of something aldehydic, then with air, it moved into a deeply reductive stage, salty ham and hot dog, eventually coming around to flint, crushed oyster shell. Really intriguing journey. Fruit was round, very precise and just touching ripe, textural phenolics really added a dimension to the already mineral spine this had. Great wine, too young for sure — 12 days ago

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Domaine Louis Michel & Fils

Chablis Chardonnay 2016

WGBY Public Television, Wine Lovers Dinner; 16 March 2019 at Tower Square Hotel (Marriott); Springfield, MA

Flinty, yum!
— 4 days ago

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Domaine Laroche

Les Clos Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2015

Very linear and fresh for a 2015 Les Clos. Delicious key lime and lemon curd on the finish. — 4 days ago

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