Dauvissat/Vincent Chablis 1er cru Vaillons 2018

Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
TA 94
AG 91-94
JM 90-94
JS 92-93
AM 90-93
WA 92
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Item # 336929

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750ml
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94 points Tim Atkin, MW.

91-94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2018 Chablis Vaillons 1er Cru is such a gorgeous wine. Specifically, the 2018 expresses the natural richness of the year and yet retains a good bit of freshness and focus as well. Creamy, silky and pulsing with energy, the Vaillons has so much to offer. Lemon confit, white flowers and mint are beautifully laced together throughout. (Jan 2020)"

90-94 points Jasper Morris, MW: "Clear fresh pale colour, then an amazing sweetly ripe succulence but still the classical balance. Only fairly concentrated at the back but this is so sensual, gaining tension as the vines age. (May 2019)"

92-93 points James Suckling: "Some savory and lemon-pastry aromas here. The palate has such fleshy peaches and white nectarines, as well as mangoes. Very round, open and fluid wine. Acidity has the final word. So long and densely mineral at the finish. Try from 2023. (8/14/19)"

90-93 points and 'Sweet spot/Outstanding,' Allen Meadows (Burghound): "(from one-third Beugnons and two-thirds Châtains). An admirably pure nose offers up aromas of various white-fleshed fruit, mineral reduction and lemon rind. There is a bit more volume and richness to the caressing yet punchy and powerful flavors that brim with minerality that carries over to the tension-filled, dry and balanced finale. This is presently quite firm and a wine that should amply reward extended keeping. Drink: 2028+. (Oct 2019)"

92 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "Wafting from the glass with aromas of golden orchard fruit, honey comb, confit citrus, oatmeal and crisp green apple, Dauvissat's 2018 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons is medium to full-bodied, ample and fleshy, with a generous core of fruit, lively acids, and a long, saline finish. This is an unusually demonstrative, fruit-driven Vaillons from Dauvissat, though it does retain plenty of Chablisien character. Drink: 2020-2035. (Apr 2020)"

92 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2018 Dauvissat family’s Vaillons is a tad more precise and classical in personality than the Séchet this year, offering up a beautiful bouquet of apple, tangerine, a hint of grapefruit, chalky minerality and a lovely topnote of lemon zest. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, long and vibrant, with a very pretty core of ripe (but not overripe) fruit, lovely mineral drive, zesty acids and a long, well-balanced and utterly charming finish. 2022-2045. (Nov/Dec 2019)"
94 points Tim Atkin, MW.

91-94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2018 Chablis Vaillons 1er Cru is such a gorgeous wine. Specifically, the 2018 expresses the natural richness of the year and yet retains a good bit of freshness and focus as well. Creamy, silky and pulsing with energy, the Vaillons has so much to offer. Lemon confit, white flowers and mint are beautifully laced together throughout. (Jan 2020)"

90-94 points Jasper Morris, MW: "Clear fresh pale colour, then an amazing sweetly ripe succulence but still the classical balance. Only fairly concentrated at the back but this is so sensual, gaining tension as the vines age. (May 2019)"

92-93 points James Suckling: "Some savory and lemon-pastry aromas here. The palate has such fleshy peaches and white nectarines, as well as mangoes. Very round, open and fluid wine. Acidity has the final word. So long and densely mineral at the finish. Try from 2023. (8/14/19)"

90-93 points and 'Sweet spot/Outstanding,' Allen Meadows (Burghound): "(from one-third Beugnons and two-thirds Châtains). An admirably pure nose offers up aromas of various white-fleshed fruit, mineral reduction and lemon rind. There is a bit more volume and richness to the caressing yet punchy and powerful flavors that brim with minerality that carries over to the tension-filled, dry and balanced finale. This is presently quite firm and a wine that should amply reward extended keeping. Drink: 2028+. (Oct 2019)"

92 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "Wafting from the glass with aromas of golden orchard fruit, honey comb, confit citrus, oatmeal and crisp green apple, Dauvissat's 2018 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons is medium to full-bodied, ample and fleshy, with a generous core of fruit, lively acids, and a long, saline finish. This is an unusually demonstrative, fruit-driven Vaillons from Dauvissat, though it does retain plenty of Chablisien character. Drink: 2020-2035. (Apr 2020)"

92 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2018 Dauvissat family’s Vaillons is a tad more precise and classical in personality than the Séchet this year, offering up a beautiful bouquet of apple, tangerine, a hint of grapefruit, chalky minerality and a lovely topnote of lemon zest. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, long and vibrant, with a very pretty core of ripe (but not overripe) fruit, lovely mineral drive, zesty acids and a long, well-balanced and utterly charming finish. 2022-2045. (Nov/Dec 2019)"
Product SKU 336929
Producer Dauvissat/Vincent
Country France
Region Burgundy
SubRegion Chablis
Varietal Chardonnay
Designation Premier Cru
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color White
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