Chablis Les Clos

2016 Chablis Les Clos Vincent Dauvissat

  • Classification:
    Grand Cru
  • Color:
    White
  • Appellation:
    Chablis Les Clos
  • Volume:
    0.75L
  • Grape Type:
    Chardonnay
  • Packaging:
    Loose
  • Stock Location:
    France
€223
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Wine Critics Notes:

Allen Meadows - Score: 93 (2018 Oct.)

A much more floral nose invokes ample citrus, petrol and white peach aromas that are liberally laced with an abundance of classic Chablis elements along with hints of clove and anise. As is almost always the case, the big-bodied flavors are more obviously powerful and punchy than those of the Preuses while culminating in a driving, explosive and mineral-driven finish where the only nit is a hint of warmth. Still, this is most impressive though note that it is also very clearly built-to-age and will need at least some.

Vinous - Score: 94-96 (2017 Aug.)

Pale yellow. High-pitched aromas of grapefruit zest, ginger and quinine; much spicier than the Preuses in the early going. Silky on entry, then fine-grained and firm in the middle, a bit more austere than the Preuses and not showing quite as much early personality. Strong element of crushed stone and saline minerality. This racy grand cru finishes with terrific pungent lemon zest and mineral flavors and outstanding length. A wine of great finesse and purity: here the strong mineral component stands in nicely for the low acidity. This and the Preuses are quite splendid in the context of the vintage.