Community Tasting Notes (20) Avg Score: 92.4 points

  • My second bottle (first bottle probably 2+ years ago) and it is incredibly elegant and perfect at this stage. Despite the warm vintage, this held up nicely with food. It had equal intensity and aromatics to the Laurent Tribut Chablis Premier Cru Cote de Lechet 2018. Less lemon and more apple, apple skin, and light bruised apple aromas with wonderful floral notes, almond paste, and a hint of pear, with just the right pitch of minerality, along with a delicate velvety mouth feel. I'm sure this can age longer but it is so good right now despite the relatively lower acidity, and even better if you find the right food to match with which is the key to me to enjoying these warm vintages. It doesn't matter what traditionalist Chablis purists say about global warming making these wines too fruity and how it doesn't taste the same anymore, you still get a lot of pleasure out of a warm vintage in the hands of a great winemaker, and it still doesn't taste like Cote d'Or White Burgundy (be it Chassagne /Puligny or nearby villages).

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  • Rich, sunny style albeit with the mineral identity intact
    . Stone fruit, peach, borderline exotic, but the saltiness stys firm.
    Served by the glass.

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  • This was a pop and pour. Even with it being that way, it was open and giving as it filled the glass with lemon peels, red apples, flint, pears, jasmine, mineral notes, white flowers, and some vanilla bean notes. There is so much depth already on the nose while showing the unmistakable charm of excellent Chablis. The Medium bodied feel is textured and balanced with crisp, medium+ acidity. This shows quote well already with well-integrated acidity that causes your mouth to water, but it is far from razor sharp. This is on the earlier deinking side, but it’s still extremely lovely and really opens up well after about an hour's worth of air.

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  • 2018 Dauvissat Family Chablis Tasting (Seattle): Nose of liquid lime jello, wild mountain honey (with many herbacious notes), green bean, parsley, green tea. The Vaillon is equally rich on the palate as Vincent's La Forest, but the Vaillons glides across the palate with more finesse/elegance but less overt power than the La Forest. Of the two 2018 Vincent 1er crus tasted, the Vaillons is the one I would most like to revisit from an intellectual standpoint.

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  • A baby, as really only started to stretch its legs by the end of dinner (~2 hours). If you're going to have it now, decant it and serve on the slightly warmer side of cool. A bit of funk needed to blow off, then lemon curd, lemon oil, a bit of honeydew, and a touch of the roundness that I've come to love from Raveneau. This will be 2-3 points better with time.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Postcard from Chablis: The 2018s & 2017s (Jan 2020), 1/1/2020, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Domaine Vincent Dauvissat Chablis Vaillons 1er Cru White) Login and sign up and see review text.

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  • By James Suckling
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    (Vincent Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons, White, France) Login and sign up and see review text.

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