Dauvissat Chablis 1er Vaillon 2017 - 750ml

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93pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

  Aromas of fresh peach, white flowers and mint introduce the 2017 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons, the most expressive and outgoing wine in Dauvissat's 2017 collection. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, satiny and supple, with an elegantly textural attack, a layered core and a saline finish. If any readers intend to drink their Dauvissat premiers crus in the flush of youth, this is the bottling they should seek out. Drink 2023-2040. (WK)   (8/2019)

92-93pts James Suckling

  More waxy, fresh apples and some pear nuances here. A chalky refined nose with very very pure white peaches. Steely, too. Softer, more plush and smooth. More topsoil here, so it delivers more weight. The length is impressive. Succulent, long lime and grapefruit flavors. Some pastry to close. Try from 2020.   (8/2018)

91-93pts Allen Meadows - Burghound

  A lightly exotic nose consists of pure white orchard fruit and muscat nuances that display background hints of floral character, mineral reduction and seaweed. The rich, round, succulent and concentrated flavors possess an opulent but balanced finish where the minerality really comes to the fore. Once again, this excellent effort should age well over the mid-term. *Sweet Spot, Outstanding*   (7/2018)

91-93pts Vinous

  The 2017 Chablis Les Vaillons 1er Cru, which was slightly touched by the frost at the bottom of the incline, has a composed bouquet that unfurls with yellow plum, beeswax and jasmine aromas that seem to gain momentum in the glass. The palate is very well balanced with crisp acidity, fine tension, quite linear in style with a poised, mineral-driven finish that lingers nicely in the mouth. Very fine, the most subtle of Vincent’s wines this year. Drink through 2040. (NM)   (8/2018)

Jancis Robinson

  Green and fresh on the nose. Juicy volume with a finely sculpted structure. Bone-dry end. Long. Great framework with (just) enough convincing fruit in the middle. Very pure and archetypal. 17/20 points. (JR)   (4/2019)