Patrick Piuze Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses 2018 -750ml

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96pts James Suckling

This is very dense and layered up with almond pastry, spiced pears and quince, ending with grapefruit. Pithy, but integrated and super long. Really succulent and supple. This is a great wine in 2018. Wait a decade here.

95pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2018 Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses is superb, revealing an incipiently complex bouquet that mingles orange blossom, iodine, shrimp shell reduction and wet stones in a saliva-inducing mélange. Full-bodied, satiny and multidimensional on the palate, it's layered, elegantly textural but incisive, with racy acids for the vintage and a long, saline finish.


Well-layered aromas are composed by notes of green fruit, seashore, floral and a touch of mineral reduction. There is once again excellent volume to the even more refined and attractively textured flavors that culminate in a bitter lemon, refreshing and balanced finish. This is a lovely combination of power and finesse.  Barrel Sample: 90-93

Winemaker Notes

The aristocrat! From 35 year-old vines grown in Kimmeridgian limestone and clay soil, on the right bank of the Serein River with westerly exposition. Floral, pretty, and mineral with great length.