Domaine Jean Dauvissat Pere & Fils

Cote de Lechet Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay

9.241 ratings
9.319 pro ratings
Chablis, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

Nose has lemon peel, green apple peel, saline solution, wet beach sand and crushed oyster shells; Restrained.

Palate has warmed lemon, dried lemon pith, steely minerals, sea salt and lemon peel.

A very nice wine, but a departure from the 2014 version, atypical for this gifted producer.

Decanted 3H.

Nose has lemon peel, green apple peel, saline solution, wet beach sand and crushed oyster shells; Restrained.

Palate has warmed lemon, dried lemon pith, steely minerals, sea salt and lemon peel.

A very nice wine, but a departure from the 2014 version, atypical for this gifted producer.

Decanted 3H.

Apr 9th, 2021
Matt Ward

Delicious wine -almond, hazelnut, Flint with a hint of toffee. Superbly balanced and textural.

Delicious wine -almond, hazelnut, Flint with a hint of toffee. Superbly balanced and textural.

Jan 25th, 2021
Sam Coturri

Winery Sixteen 600, Enterprise Vineyards and the Moon Mountain District

9.4

Fantastic with soy and ginger skirt steaks @Lyle Fass

Fantastic with soy and ginger skirt steaks @Lyle Fass

Nov 30th, 2020
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

Gorgeous for a warm day in sun type of day. Perfect aromas of seashells, iodine, lime zest, lemon sweetness, gorgeous beach scents, complex, juicy with terrific sweetness, minerality, inner mouth rocky sweetness.

Gorgeous for a warm day in sun type of day. Perfect aromas of seashells, iodine, lime zest, lemon sweetness, gorgeous beach scents, complex, juicy with terrific sweetness, minerality, inner mouth rocky sweetness.

Jun 13th, 2020
Tom Casagrande

Either I kept this a little too long or it’s a slightly off bottle. (I’ll check later but I believe I had and really enjoyed a bottle of this a few years ago.) Nose has some nice brothiness but is subdued. A teeny bit of premox. Round in the mouth, but a bit flat - particularly for a 14 — and, again, showing a note of premox. With my sensitivity to oxidation I should know not to tempt fate.

Either I kept this a little too long or it’s a slightly off bottle. (I’ll check later but I believe I had and really enjoyed a bottle of this a few years ago.) Nose has some nice brothiness but is subdued. A teeny bit of premox. Round in the mouth, but a bit flat - particularly for a 14 — and, again, showing a note of premox. With my sensitivity to oxidation I should know not to tempt fate.

May 4th, 2020
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

So mineral. Seashells, lime zest, lime blossom, iodine, palate is rich and ripe, acid on the finish is just intense. Juicy, so mineral, so long, persistent.

So mineral. Seashells, lime zest, lime blossom, iodine, palate is rich and ripe, acid on the finish is just intense. Juicy, so mineral, so long, persistent.

Jul 14th, 2019
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

Fabien killed 15. Ripe and generous nose but with classic Lechet minerals. Apple skins and flint. Seashells. Beach. Saline. Palate is ripe and generous with dazzling purity and freshness. Awesome texture and depth. Showing out of its mind. Amazing freshness.

Fabien killed 15. Ripe and generous nose but with classic Lechet minerals. Apple skins and flint. Seashells. Beach. Saline. Palate is ripe and generous with dazzling purity and freshness. Awesome texture and depth. Showing out of its mind. Amazing freshness.

Jun 6th, 2019
Lyn Farmer

Crisp well balanced acidity with some flinty minerality on nose and palate. Still young but already showing lemon zest and Oyster shell. Creamy texture, long finish

Crisp well balanced acidity with some flinty minerality on nose and palate. Still young but already showing lemon zest and Oyster shell. Creamy texture, long finish

Sep 14th, 2018
Severn Goodwin

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.

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.

2 people found it helpfulMar 17th, 2019
Matthew Cohen

Wow. Elite tier Chablis. Yes it has fruit. Massively yummy Chardonnay fruit. I mean. It’s lechet. But it has acidity the fights toe to toe with the fruit for attention and creates insane tension on the palate. Really lively richness. Nose is nutty and rich. Long rich lingering finish. Wow. If you a like white burgundy and are not collecting this you are leaving dollar bills on the sidewalk. Bought from Fass Selections. ... hint of lemon pith creeping in as this aerates. Just that knife edge of richness and tartness. Wow.

Wow. Elite tier Chablis. Yes it has fruit. Massively yummy Chardonnay fruit. I mean. It’s lechet. But it has acidity the fights toe to toe with the fruit for attention and creates insane tension on the palate. Really lively richness. Nose is nutty and rich. Long rich lingering finish. Wow. If you a like white burgundy and are not collecting this you are leaving dollar bills on the sidewalk. Bought from Fass Selections. ... hint of lemon pith creeping in as this aerates. Just that knife edge of richness and tartness. Wow.

2 people found it helpfulAug 23rd, 2018