Vincent Dauvissat

Vaillons Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay

9.233 ratings
9.223 pro ratings
Chablis, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
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
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
Mike Mighetto Hoefling

Taste like epoisses cheese

Taste like epoisses cheese

Mar 31st, 2017
Austin Ferrari

Wine Director Hillside Supper Club

9.2

Cheese rind, melon, minerals and rocks! Acid was screaming

Cheese rind, melon, minerals and rocks! Acid was screaming

Mar 20th, 2016
Nathaniel DiMaggio

Pretty solid. Forets is my favorite from this producer.

Pretty solid. Forets is my favorite from this producer.

Aug 10th, 2015
Alex Hill

Sales Director Unti Vineyards

9.2

Great transparency and expression even at this young stage.

Great transparency and expression even at this young stage.

Apr 27th, 2015
Doc Jay

2011. Delicious.

2011. Delicious.

Dec 5th, 2014
Rob Lateiner

Fresh pineapple, a touch of lemon pith. Surprisingly, this is ripe despite the vintage. Almost seems like a touch of RS but no. Classic Chablis acid with some minerality but the ripeness of the fruit is a slight turnoff. A little butter at first becomes more cornflakey oxidation in the glass after an hour/hour and a half. As far as I can tell Dauvissat is best for near to midterm consumption while I would guess that Raveneau holds the most potential for cellaring. Jenna says it's a little too candy-like for her and that it's too cornflakey even though it's so young. Funny, I was expecting this to be green after the 11 Forest a year ago. Drink this now.

Fresh pineapple, a touch of lemon pith. Surprisingly, this is ripe despite the vintage. Almost seems like a touch of RS but no. Classic Chablis acid with some minerality but the ripeness of the fruit is a slight turnoff. A little butter at first becomes more cornflakey oxidation in the glass after an hour/hour and a half. As far as I can tell Dauvissat is best for near to midterm consumption while I would guess that Raveneau holds the most potential for cellaring. Jenna says it's a little too candy-like for her and that it's too cornflakey even though it's so young. Funny, I was expecting this to be green after the 11 Forest a year ago. Drink this now.

Nov 25th, 2014
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.4

The rigid acidity will need time to arc, but when it does, watch out!

The rigid acidity will need time to arc, but when it does, watch out!

Aug 3rd, 2014
Chris Scanlan

Sales Amy Atwood Imports

9.5

11 Vaillons Dauvissat.

11 Vaillons Dauvissat.

Jan 12th, 2014