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Community Tasting Notes (117) Avg Score: 92.2 points

  • I first started drinking the Dauvissat La Forest on a regular basis back in the ‘80s, when it was a genuinely ‘under the radar’ gem. Continued buying the wine by the case or two most years and drank it with abandon, although I still have stray bottles going back to 1990 lying around in the cellar.

    So now this 2012 is a pricey bottle, it seems. Is it ‘worth’ it? I can’t really say; but it’s damn good wine. Ten years after the vintage, the 2012 looks young… pale greenish straw in the glass. Just opened and poured, the nose is not very forthcoming, the palate is fresh, light, a bit of lemon, a bit of salt. After about two hours and allowed to warm up in the glass, it’s a whole other wine… the nose hints at lavender, some lime leaf, a bit of blood orange. The palate is rounder, richer, leaning a bit in the direction of dried apricot and preserved lemon. Still crisp, saline, chalky at the same time as it has taken on weight. I’d be pretty confident this will be grand 5 or 10 years from now — but it’s no slouch now. As for the ‘pre-mox’ everybody likes to talk about, not a trace here, I assure you.

    I seem to recall this 2012 was about $60 on release, which was more than I was accustomed to paying for La Forest, but in retrospect that appears to have been the tail end of the ‘under the radar gem, value proposition’ era for this wine. A bit sad, really. Pretty much year in, year out it’s among the very best 1er cru bottlings from Chablis and not far off from most of the grand cru Chablis you’ll find. This bottle of 2012 certainly did not disappoint.

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  • Incredible Chablis, certainly in the top 3 Chablis I have had the pleasure of tasting. If someone asks for a textbook Chablis wine, this would be it, to be honest this beats most Grand Cru Chablis I have tasted with most thinking oak amplifies the wine, yet sometimes overpower the wines, or others which show a little too much fat, this is just how Chablis should be and at 10 years young, I would have guessed 2017. The nose showed notes of orchard fruit, star fruit, bees wax and oyster shells. The palate was electric, powerful yet focused, with chalky acidity, wet stones, fresh herbs, quite a saline textured mid-palate with a long mouthwatering lingering finish. If I could drink only one chablis for the rest of my life it would probably be this...

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  • Nez classique citronné, oyster shell. La bouche est énergique, encore serrée, il s’ouvre graduellement, montrant sa profondeur. Finale fraîche, crayeuse et saline. Très belle bouteille, que j’aurais du ouvrir plus longtemps à l’avance. 93 pt

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  • You have to love the herbal complexity on this in the form of sage and honeyed green tea with a lemon/lime essences that shows a gentle leesy/yeasty softness. Tons of white floral notes mixed with soft, pliant flavors on the I palate. Gentle acidity that slips in and prevents any sense of heaviness. A terrific wine of purity and dimension! This still drinks almost too easily still and i would be ashame because it opens out like a spring flower with air time! Grand Vin, indeed.

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  • This bottle was really rockin today! Full straw colored; nose of petrichor and crushed stone, lemon pith, stone fruit, tart green apple; contrast between fresh acidity and good extract and richness. Some spearmint peeks through and it really contrasts between complexity yet still very clean; richness vs sea air salinity. 93+

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2014, IWC Issue #175, (See more on Vinous...)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Chablis 2012: Energy, Power and Class (Aug 2013), (See more on Vinous...)

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    July/August 2013, IWC Issue #169, (See more on Vinous...)

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