Vincent Dauvissat

Vaillons Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay

9.3438 ratings
9.3200 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
Lee Pitofsky

Loving Dauvissat’s 18’s. Definitely nailed the vintage. The Vaillons was a bit more reduced than the Forest, but every bit as pure and focused. Great.

Loving Dauvissat’s 18’s. Definitely nailed the vintage. The Vaillons was a bit more reduced than the Forest, but every bit as pure and focused. Great.

Nov 18th, 2020
Mike Saviage

Yellow gold in the glass, looks darker in the decanter. Nice perfume in the nose. Notes of warm citrus fruit, kiwi, gravel stone, some honey and some tan spice. Sweet, rich and round in the mouth. Impactful. In a good spot for consumption but bottles like this should have a good many years in front of it.

Yellow gold in the glass, looks darker in the decanter. Nice perfume in the nose. Notes of warm citrus fruit, kiwi, gravel stone, some honey and some tan spice. Sweet, rich and round in the mouth. Impactful. In a good spot for consumption but bottles like this should have a good many years in front of it.

Jul 19th, 2020
Gregory Fulchiero

Not sure how Chablis can get much better

Not sure how Chablis can get much better

Nov 27th, 2019
Mark Eastom

When in Chablis, drink Chablis. Really good.. baked apple, crushed stone, great acid and a finish of lemon/lime zest.

When in Chablis, drink Chablis. Really good.. baked apple, crushed stone, great acid and a finish of lemon/lime zest.

Jul 11th, 2019
Joe D'Angelo

The 2016 Vaillons Chablis is a simply brilliant showing from Dauvissat, who has a reputation for producing some of the finest Chablis in the region and there is no exception in this difficult vintage. As this gorgeous wine slowly unwinds in the glass it releases pretty aromas of orchard and citrus fruits, followed by orange zest, honey blossoms and pulverized stones. It goes on to impress as it displays wonderful overall purity and focus through a beautifully textured palate and remarkably precise finish. Overall this is a marvelous wine that is showing wonderful energy and appeal in its youth, but should also evolve beautifully for years to come.

The 2016 Vaillons Chablis is a simply brilliant showing from Dauvissat, who has a reputation for producing some of the finest Chablis in the region and there is no exception in this difficult vintage. As this gorgeous wine slowly unwinds in the glass it releases pretty aromas of orchard and citrus fruits, followed by orange zest, honey blossoms and pulverized stones. It goes on to impress as it displays wonderful overall purity and focus through a beautifully textured palate and remarkably precise finish. Overall this is a marvelous wine that is showing wonderful energy and appeal in its youth, but should also evolve beautifully for years to come.

Jul 10th, 2019
Shawn R

Found this wine to be steely, chalky with a hint of mint. All comes together very well. Drinks good now.

Found this wine to be steely, chalky with a hint of mint. All comes together very well. Drinks good now.

Jun 20th, 2019
Alex Hill

Love this with oysters from a classic vintage. Doesn’t get much better. Briney green olive, salty, mineral tones. Textured. Good acidity but not laser-like.

Love this with oysters from a classic vintage. Doesn’t get much better. Briney green olive, salty, mineral tones. Textured. Good acidity but not laser-like.

Mar 11th, 2019
Severn Goodwin

I know this was in the midst of a Confrerie dinner (crazy one), but I believe this was post No. 1000!

Confrerie Des Chevaliers du Tastevin Sous-Commanderie d'Albany, Annual Pauleé Dinner; 30 September 2018 at Vintage House NY, Albany, NY

I know this was in the midst of a Confrerie dinner (crazy one), but I believe this was post No. 1000!

Confrerie Des Chevaliers du Tastevin Sous-Commanderie d'Albany, Annual Pauleé Dinner; 30 September 2018 at Vintage House NY, Albany, NY

Sep 30th, 2018
Matt Lasater

Great bottle right here, everything I want and seek out in Chardonnay. Powerful acid, textural complexity, rich yet balanced mouthfeel, multifaceted interplay of fruit and non-fruit, and length. Sun ripe golden orchard fruits, wilted apple blossom, damp button and oyster mushrooms, damp earth, salt, iodine, seaweed, ground oyster shells and chalk. So much earthy goodness!

Great bottle right here, everything I want and seek out in Chardonnay. Powerful acid, textural complexity, rich yet balanced mouthfeel, multifaceted interplay of fruit and non-fruit, and length. Sun ripe golden orchard fruits, wilted apple blossom, damp button and oyster mushrooms, damp earth, salt, iodine, seaweed, ground oyster shells and chalk. So much earthy goodness!

Apr 9th, 2018
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

9.1

B e a u t i f u l . Even though it's bigger, Vaillons is always one of the best 1er crus. Also, how F'ing cool is old(ish) white wine? It's so interesting how these wines go from being timid and shy young, to being the most attractive, seductive bottle in the room a decade later. #burgundy #premiercru #chablis #dauvissat

B e a u t i f u l . Even though it's bigger, Vaillons is always one of the best 1er crus. Also, how F'ing cool is old(ish) white wine? It's so interesting how these wines go from being timid and shy young, to being the most attractive, seductive bottle in the room a decade later. #burgundy #premiercru #chablis #dauvissat

Mar 6th, 2018