Vincent Dauvissat

"Vaillons" Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay

9.3454 ratings
9.3208 pro ratings
Chablis, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
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
Alex Hill

Sales Director Unti Vineyards

9.3

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
Shawn R

You either love it or hate it.

You either love it or hate it.

Apr 10th, 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
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

8.8

Sea salt with lemon zest, honey and green apple. Pretty racy for once.

Sea salt with lemon zest, honey and green apple. Pretty racy for once.

Dec 9th, 2017
Nico J. Snyman

Vaillons for days, this is developed on the nose, but the palate is everything you want from great Dauvissat, outstanding...

Vaillons for days, this is developed on the nose, but the palate is everything you want from great Dauvissat, outstanding...

Dec 2nd, 2017
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.1

Cut like a diamond 💎

Cut like a diamond 💎

Oct 13th, 2017