Vincent Dauvissat

Les Clos Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay

9.3762 ratings
9.4370 pro ratings
Chablis, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Aaron Tan

Drinking this, you get a sense that you're staring into a bottomless lake - it's waters calm and dark, offering very little to what lies beneath. Perhaps a function of under-preparation or in it's dumb phase of aging, the 14' Les Clos was surprisingly underwhelming. Popped and poured, it started off with a sweaty reduction, before opening up to classic Chablis aromas. Palpably concentrated and deep, yet it lacked all the high points and clarity of the stellar 14' La Forest I just had 3 months ago. The table enjoyed it, but it was a disappointing pull for me.

Drinking this, you get a sense that you're staring into a bottomless lake - it's waters calm and dark, offering very little to what lies beneath. Perhaps a function of under-preparation or in it's dumb phase of aging, the 14' Les Clos was surprisingly underwhelming. Popped and poured, it started off with a sweaty reduction, before opening up to classic Chablis aromas. Palpably concentrated and deep, yet it lacked all the high points and clarity of the stellar 14' La Forest I just had 3 months ago. The table enjoyed it, but it was a disappointing pull for me.

Feb 8th, 2022
Lee Pitofsky

I really love Dauvissat’s 07’s. Les Clos is totally in the zone showing incredible power and striking intensity flaunting its signature crushed oyster shell minerality and sea spray salinity with yellow fruit and intriguing flavors of beeswax and lavender honey. The palate shows superb integration and excellent weight and midpalate depth, with such a regal texture and mouthfeel. Its focused finish just goes on and on. A stunning Les Clos that has a long life ahead ✨

I really love Dauvissat’s 07’s. Les Clos is totally in the zone showing incredible power and striking intensity flaunting its signature crushed oyster shell minerality and sea spray salinity with yellow fruit and intriguing flavors of beeswax and lavender honey. The palate shows superb integration and excellent weight and midpalate depth, with such a regal texture and mouthfeel. Its focused finish just goes on and on. A stunning Les Clos that has a long life ahead ✨

Jan 15th, 2022
Mike Saviage

Medium gold, heavy in the glass. Enticing nose with notes of citrus, white stone, some dusty soil and some tan spice. Very rich in the mouth. In a good place.

Medium gold, heavy in the glass. Enticing nose with notes of citrus, white stone, some dusty soil and some tan spice. Very rich in the mouth. In a good place.

Dec 30th, 2021
Lee Pitofsky

Vincent Dauvissat “Les Clos” 2014- A stunner. Power, intensity and an electric and tense palate that is clearly built to age. Shows an intense seashell minerality, sea spray salinity, rock moss and stone fruit. Exceptionally long and concentrated finish that coats the palate with its seashell and ocean mist persistence.

Vincent Dauvissat “Les Clos” 2014- A stunner. Power, intensity and an electric and tense palate that is clearly built to age. Shows an intense seashell minerality, sea spray salinity, rock moss and stone fruit. Exceptionally long and concentrated finish that coats the palate with its seashell and ocean mist persistence.

Oct 31st, 2021
Mike Saviage

Medium gold. Heavy in the glass. Gorgeous nose. Notes of sea breeze, sea shells, wet stones, white acacia flowers and some honey. Massive fruit and acidity in the mouth. Great texture and mouth feel. Everything you could ask for in a Chablis… ready to drink now but easily has 10+ years in front of it. Loved this!

Medium gold. Heavy in the glass. Gorgeous nose. Notes of sea breeze, sea shells, wet stones, white acacia flowers and some honey. Massive fruit and acidity in the mouth. Great texture and mouth feel. Everything you could ask for in a Chablis… ready to drink now but easily has 10+ years in front of it. Loved this!

Jun 14th, 2021
Conrad Green

After the 10 Raveneau Montee this is worlds apart but still fantastic. A much more intense and slightly tropical nose with lots of stone and lime. On the palate this is almost opulent but still focussed and delineated. Real clarity and intensity. Excellent

After the 10 Raveneau Montee this is worlds apart but still fantastic. A much more intense and slightly tropical nose with lots of stone and lime. On the palate this is almost opulent but still focussed and delineated. Real clarity and intensity. Excellent

Jun 5th, 2021
Gilbert Van Hassel

Full bodied, peaches, Meyer lemons, nori leaf, pretty saline finish. Will require substantial aging.

Full bodied, peaches, Meyer lemons, nori leaf, pretty saline finish. Will require substantial aging.

May 30th, 2021
Mike Saviage

Medium gold color. Heavy like oil in the glass. Exotic nose. Notes of lemon, tan spice, gravel stone, apricot, kiwi, white acacia and some ocean breeze. Rich and powerful in the mouth. Coats and awakens everything it touches, long lasting finish. Killer juice, in a great spot... everything you want in a great Chablis.

Medium gold color. Heavy like oil in the glass. Exotic nose. Notes of lemon, tan spice, gravel stone, apricot, kiwi, white acacia and some ocean breeze. Rich and powerful in the mouth. Coats and awakens everything it touches, long lasting finish. Killer juice, in a great spot... everything you want in a great Chablis.

May 4th, 2021
Lee Pitofsky

Dauvissat’s 2011 Clos is in a great place as it enters the early stages of its prime drinking window. It has a really expressive and classic nose of algae, lemon pie, and wet rocks and there’s a nice sea spray salinity on the back end. It’s deep, textured and focused on the palate with good cut and pretty imposing power. Long and persistent finish. It had a 3 hour double decant which definitely helped its great showing. Perfect sushi wine! 🍣 🥰

Dauvissat’s 2011 Clos is in a great place as it enters the early stages of its prime drinking window. It has a really expressive and classic nose of algae, lemon pie, and wet rocks and there’s a nice sea spray salinity on the back end. It’s deep, textured and focused on the palate with good cut and pretty imposing power. Long and persistent finish. It had a 3 hour double decant which definitely helped its great showing. Perfect sushi wine! 🍣 🥰

May 2nd, 2021
Conrad Green

Composed. Great clarity. Quite dry with slate, lime, rocky minerality. Quite long and very good.

Composed. Great clarity. Quite dry with slate, lime, rocky minerality. Quite long and very good.

Feb 6th, 2021