Chablis Les Clos

2007 Chablis Les Clos Vincent Dauvissat

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Wine Critics Notes:

Allen Meadows - Score: 94 (2015 Jun.)

A gorgeously fresh and instantly recognizable nose reflects clear Chablis characters that include mineral reduction, oyster shell, sea breeze and discreet notes of iodine. The Chablis character continues onto the chiseled, intense and stony middle weight flavors that possess strikingly good focus and punch before culminating in a balanced and explosively long finish. This is a stunner of a wine and still very much on the way up. Note that another bottle tasted in February of 2015 that was also opened in Burgundy played right on the edge of having a trace of butterscotch. Moreover the flavors seemed to lack focus and intensity and based on my most recent experience, was clearly not representative.

Vinous - Score: 96+ (2009 Jul.)

Bright yellow. Subtly complex nose melds Asian pear, violet, lavender, ginger, iodine and powdered stone. Tactile and dense on entry, then creamy in the middle, conveying an impression of great volume without weight. This extremely backward, youthfully understated Clos firms up dramatically on the back end, finishing with palate-saturating citrus and talc flavors that refuse to fade. One of the longest Chablis bottlings I tasted for this issue, this truly transcends chardonnay.