This Week's Must-Try Wines from Vinous

Welcome to this week's Vinous Top Ten! Each week we compile a list of top ten wines from the Vinous database that you need to add to your wine wish list. With all the various regions, producers, and grapes, no week will be the same! All of the wines listed in this feature are available for purchase on Banquet . This week's must-try wines are from Antonio Galloni’s article Postcard from Chablis: The 2018s & 2017s . Enjoy an excerpt from his article and his notes for this week's top ten below! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ “I found a lot to like in the 2018s and 2017s, wines from two very different vintages. The 2018s are open-knit and fleshy, while the 2017s are built along much more classic lines. I also came across a number of new or newly revitalized domaines making truly compelling wines.” --Antonio Galloni, Postcard from Chablis: The 2018s & 2017s, January 2020 1. Domain Billaud-Simon 2017 Chablis Mont de Milieu 1er Cru 2. Domain Billaud-Simon 2017 Chablis Les Vaillons 1er Cru 3. Domaine Alice et Olivier De Moor 2017 Chablis Humeur de Temps 4. Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils 2017 Chablis 5. Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils 2017 Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru 6. Domaine Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin 2017 Chablis Grenouille Grand Cru 7. Domaine Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin 2017 Chablis Montmains 1er Cru 8. Domaine Moreau-Naudet 2017 Chablis 9. Domaine Pinson Frères 2017 Chablis La Foret 1er Cru 10. Domaine Servin 2017 Chablis Butteaux 1er Cru

Domaine Billaud-Simon

Mont de Milieu Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2017

Delectable Wine
9.4

The 2017 Chablis Mont de Milieu 1er Cru is broad, creamy and ample, as wines from this premier cru site so often are. Apricot, wild flowers, mint, lemon confit and lightly honeyed notes all flesh out in a racy Chablis that is all about textural depth and richness. All the elements meld together effortlessly. I imagine the 2017 will drink well with minimal cellaring, but it also clearly has the acidity and structure to age well for many years. It is one of my personal favorites in the range in 2017. This is a fabulous wine. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2020)
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Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils

Les Clos Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2017

Delectable Wine
9.5

The 2017 Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru is a gorgeous, sophisticated wine. Exotic white flowers, mint, citrus and crushed rocks are some of the many notes that lift from the glass in a vivid, striking Chablis that speaks to finesse more than anything else. The intensity of the flavors is just remarkable, and yet the wine is light on its feet, gracious and incredibly inviting. The brisk, refreshing finish is sublime. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2020)
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Domaine Moreau-Naudet

Chablis Chardonnay 2017

Delectable Wine
9.0

The 2017 Chablis is absolutely gorgeous. The bouquet alone is so inviting, but that is just a prelude, as the 2017 has so much to offer. Orange peel, lemon confit and floral overtones abound, but it is the wine silkiness and grace that impress most. The 2017 is quite simply a wine of total finesse. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2020)
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Domaine Billaud-Simon

Les Vaillons Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2017

Delectable Wine
9.3

The 2017 Chablis Les Vaillons 1er Cru is bright, precise and wonderfully lifted. Bright floral notes, orchard fruit, lemon confit and mint are some of the many notes that grace this exquisite Chablis from Billaud-Simon. In this tasting, the 2017 stands out for its aromatic intensity, nuance and class. This is such a pretty wine. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2020)
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Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin

Grenouille Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2017

Delectable Wine
9.5

The 2017 Chablis Grenouille Grand Cru is superb. So often wines from this site can feel a bit edgy, but here the 2017 stands out for its striking textural finesse. Floral and citrus inflections give the 2017 brightness and energy to match its vivid personality. This is such an inviting and alluring Chablis. I loved it. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2020)
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Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin

Montmains Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2017

Delectable Wine
9.3

The 2017 Chablis Montmains 1er Cru is clean, racy and super precise. Chalk, white flowers, mint and white pepper all confer brightness to this energetic, brisk taut Chablis. In the glass, the Montmains is so attractive and translucent. Orchard fruit and sweet floral notes linger on the close. Readers who want to see the elegance of 2017 will find plenty of that here. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2020)
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Alice et Olivier De Moor

L'Humeur du Temps Chablis Chardonnay 2017

Delectable Wine
9.3

Usually a blend of three parcels, in 2017 the Chablis Humeur de Temps also includes the Bel Air and Clardys vineyards, both of which frosted heavily in this vintage. The resulting wine boasts extraordinary richness, power and vivacity, with lifted floral notes that add sweetness as well as sensuality. Veins of salinity give the wine its explosive energy and sense of balance. In a word: superb! (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2020)
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Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils

Chablis Chardonnay 2017

Delectable Wine
8.9

The 2017 Chablis is soft, pretty and understated, with lovely floral and citrus character. Open-knit and quite expressive, Moreau's village-level Chablis will drink well right out of the gate. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2020)
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Domaine Pinson Frères

La Forêt Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2017

Delectable Wine
9.5

The 2017 Chablis La Foret 1er Cru is a super-expressive, weightless wine that captures the essence of what makes Chablis so special, and that is the ability to deliver incredible flavor intensity without excess weight. The 2017 needs a bit of time in bottle to come together, as the oak is not fully assimilated just yet. Even so, the 2017 is incredibly vivid and precise. What a wine!
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Domaine Servin

Butteaux Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2017

Delectable Wine
9.2

The 2017 Chablis Butteaux 1er Cru is silky, precise and nuanced. In this tasting, the Butteaux is one of the more understated, gracious premier crus. Silky and racy with lovely inner perfume, the 2018 has a lot to offer. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2020)
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