Domaine Jean Dauvissat Pere & Fils

Cote de Lechet Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay

9.325 ratings
9.312 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
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
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
R David Fuhrman

Young and so fine! Off the charts value.

Young and so fine! Off the charts value.

1 person found it helpfulOct 30th, 2019
PS Michaels

PS had this 2 years ago

PS had this 2 years ago

1 person found it helpfulFeb 4th, 2019
Matthew Cohen

I love this wine. Powerful fruit. Just crunchy minerality. Just exultant citrus on the finish. So delicious. Bought from Fass selections. ... as this opens it becomes more geeky. This insane mutherf&$!$& minerality. Just granitic. Wow. I hope I have more of this. Should age well.

I love this wine. Powerful fruit. Just crunchy minerality. Just exultant citrus on the finish. So delicious. Bought from Fass selections. ... as this opens it becomes more geeky. This insane mutherf&$!$& minerality. Just granitic. Wow. I hope I have more of this. Should age well.

1 person found it helpfulDec 21st, 2018
Matthew Cohen

Fantastic. Richness. Citrus. Mineral. Dense. Wow. Bought from Fass Selections. ... getting better. This is just a really dense masterpiece. Served with Thai chicken curry and more than holding its own. .. . Pretty much maxxing out on the deliciousness scale. Very good complexity but a tick behind the deliciousness or this would be even better.

Fantastic. Richness. Citrus. Mineral. Dense. Wow. Bought from Fass Selections. ... getting better. This is just a really dense masterpiece. Served with Thai chicken curry and more than holding its own. .. . Pretty much maxxing out on the deliciousness scale. Very good complexity but a tick behind the deliciousness or this would be even better.

1 person found it helpfulNov 5th, 2018
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

Lickity split. This is super clean. Seashells on the nose and oyster brine. Lime zest. So precise and stanky. Love it. It smells tense. Amazing tension on the palate and super intense with great balance and so much acid. Long almost tactile finish that clamps down and grips your palate like a vice. Awesome.

Lickity split. This is super clean. Seashells on the nose and oyster brine. Lime zest. So precise and stanky. Love it. It smells tense. Amazing tension on the palate and super intense with great balance and so much acid. Long almost tactile finish that clamps down and grips your palate like a vice. Awesome.

1 person found it helpfulSep 12th, 2018
Severn Goodwin

A contemplative smokey lemon, Chablis, yum. Please see prior '14 notes.

A contemplative smokey lemon, Chablis, yum. Please see prior '14 notes.

1 person found it helpfulSep 9th, 2018