94 points Tim Atkin, MW.
91-93 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2018 Chablis Vaillons 1er Cru is laced with strong mineral and earthy tones that are such a signature. Savory herbs, menthol, licorice, citrus peel and a touch of reduction are all woven together in a Chablis of real class and nuance. This is another wine in the range that is both dense and understated, with a real sense of aromatic lift. (Jan 2020)"
92 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2018 Vaillons here is every bit as refined and zesty as the Montmains. The wine delivers a classy aromatic constellation of apple. pear, citrus zest, a complex base of chalky minerality and a topnote of dried flowers. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and racy, with impressive complexity and cut, a lovely core and excellent grip and bounce on the long, poised and snappy finish. This is a bit more buttoned up today than the Montmains, so I would opt for tucking the Vaillons away in the cellar for a few years before starting to drink it in earnest. Fine, fine juice. 2023-2050. (Nov/Dec 2019)"
92 points World of Fine Wine: "A very warm spot this year, but in these expert hands, a seductive, golden wine; silken textured richness, nicely checked by saline mineral class. (Issue #67; 2020)"
92 points James Suckling: "Subtle and aromatic with hints of tropical fruit and citrus, as well as minerals. Medium-bodied with layers of pretty fruit and an almond and honey aftertaste. Drink or hold. (8/25/20)"