Chablis 1er Cru Sechet

2016 Chablis 1er Cru Sechet Vincent Dauvissat

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    Chablis 1er Cru Sechet
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Wine Critics Notes:

Allen Meadows - Score: 91 (2018 Oct.)

The hallmark citrus elements are present in force on the essence of pear, lychee, sea breeze and floral-nuanced nose. The mouth feel of the medium weight flavors is finer if perhaps not quite as rich while offering very good length on the balanced finale that evidences notes of citrus compote. This will need a few years to develop more depth but the underlying material is here.

Vinous - Score: 90-92 (2017 Aug.)

Bright lemon-yellow color. Tight, reticent nose hints at citrus peel and metallic minerality, plus a suggestion of dried fruits. Then juicy and lemony on the palate, showing a distinctly upright quality and pronounced minerality but with an essential pliancy of texture. I like the balance of sweetness, acidity and minerality here. Dauvissat compared this wine to the 2006 version but noted that the earlier vintage was higher in alcohol and doesn't have the same balance as '16.