Chablis 1er Cru La Forest

2011 Chablis 1er Cru La Forest Vincent Dauvissat

  • Classification:
    1er Cru
  • Color:
    White
  • Appellation:
    Chablis 1er Cru La Forest
  • Volume:
    0.75L
  • Grape Type:
    Chardonnay
  • Packaging:
    Loose
  • Stock Location:
    France
€70
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Wine Critics Notes:

Allen Meadows - Score: 92 (2016 Jul.)

A beautifully layered nose features plenty of classic Chablis character on the notes of ripe citrus, sea breeze, dried flowers, quinine and mineral reduction. The punchy medium-bodied flavors are built on a base of minerality that adds lift to the tension-filled finish that coats the mouth with acid buffering dry extract. This is still relatively tight but not so much that it couldn't be enjoyed if decanted for 30 minutes first - that said I would be inclined to allow this to sit in a cool cellar for another 3 to 5 years as it's clear that it's still on the way up. Tasted twice this year with similar results.

Vinous - Score: 92+ (2013 Aug.)

The 2011 Chablis La Forest is seriously beautiful. White peaches, pears, flowers, crushed rocks, mint and slate meld together in a hugely inviting, textured Chablis that will drink beautifully right out of the gate. At the same time, the 2011 is seriously inward for the year and clearly still has a lot more to say. A recent bottle of the 2010 was stellar.