Wow. Awesome. A bit less rich than the 14. Just Great. Screaming mineral and stone fruit on the nose. Fruit and mineral with integrated richness on the palate. So alive. Just jumps at you. Finish is mineral and long. Just sweet minerals that cling to the palate like super glue. Finish is perfect. Like a roller coaster up (fruit) side (mineral) sideways (forward). Perfect balance between big flavors. A wine you can either gulp down or savor over an evening. Wow what a star. Bought from fass selections. ... if I had to do a two word tasting note it would be “Fucking magic”. Vaporizes $100 Côte d’Or. 25 - 35 or so. Wish I bought it all. — a month ago
I believe this is my first time with this wine from Dauvissat. Insanely good. Gave it a 90 minute decant before pouring back into the bottle to take to dinner. Maybe the most mineral wine I’ve had? Seemed almost German! A cool tobacco note and kind of spiciness. Last sip of course the best. Lucky to have had the chance to catch this on its youthful upswing. — 21 days ago
Love this bottling. Seashells, lime zest, lemon curd, citrus zest and pith, so nice. Sweet and sappy with lovely mineral expression and so pure. Juicy and so clean with great ripeness and compactness. Long and persistent. Complex already. Finishes firmly mineral. — 23 days ago
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. — a month ago
Incredibly focused with laser sharp precision and terrific acidity, lemon curd, mushroom, hints of smoke and almond skin with a long and complex finish. Showing beautifully. — a month ago
The skinny youth is gone and this wine is now beautiful and delicious. Citrus and petrichor aromas. Delicious with fresh oysters and diver scallops. — 9 days ago
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 — a month ago