92 Points "
A generous if not dominant lashing of wood influence stops short of fighting with the exotic but attractively fresh aromas of mostly white orchard fruit, floral and just enough Chablis character to be indicative of this wine's origins. Here too there is impressive volume and mid-palate density to the stony, muscular and powerful big-bodied flavors that are supported by moderately firm acidity on the persistent finish where the wood telegraphed by the nose resurfaces. This will need at least a few years of cellaring before it's ready for prime time".-
2015 Rene & Vincent Dauvissat Chablis 750ml - $62.99 - Buy Now
90 Points "The 2015 Chablis has a honeyed bouquet with flecks of white chocolate. As the aromas unfold there is a seam of lemon curd and a distant scent of chalk dust. The palate is well balanced with superb salinity considering the warmth of the growing season; vibrant and quite deep toward the poised finish. It seems to have lost some of its nascent spiciness from barrel, yet there is unquestionably impressive body and concentration, suggesting it will age with style. Neal Martin".-
2015 Rene & Vincent Dauvissat "Vaillons" 1er Cru 750ml - $89.99 - Buy Now
92 Points "
IThe 2015 Chablis 1Er Cru Vaillons was more closed than the Séchets at this point in time, gradually revealing scents of white citrus fruit, nectarine, beeswax and flint, those aromas drawing you in with each swirl of the glass. The palate is very harmonious with a honeyed opening, very concentrated with dried honey, quince and a ravishing ginger and lemongrass-tinged finish that lingers long in the mouth. As usual, this is a flattering Vaillons but that would be to overlook the complexity and precision within. Neal Martin." - The Wine Advocate
2015 William Fevre Chablis "Les Preuses" 750ml - $99.99 - Buy Now
94 Points "Pale, bright yellow. More feminine on the nose than the Valmur, offering aromas of citrus fruits, pear and white flowers plus a soupçon of oak spice. Very silky, seamless and refined but also shows terrific intensity and floral lift. Harmonious acidity leavens the density of this wine, giving it an almost weightless impression in the mouth. Perfectly integrated and balanced from the start. The impressively long, rising finish features piquant notes of citrus peel, minerals and flowers. I'd give this fine-grained beauty a good five years in the cellar before pulling the cork. Stephen Tanzer
- Vinous Media
2015 Rene & Vincent Dauvissat Chablis "Les Preuses" 750ml - $229.99 - Buy Now
96 Points "
The 2015 Chablis Grand Cru les Preuses has a very mineral drive and stony bouquet that to all intents and purposes I guess has not budged one iota since being opened two days prior to my visit. It is beautifully defined and understated with precise yellow flower and flint-like scents. The palate is succinctly balanced with a fine thread of acidity, a more feminine and elegant les Preuses compared to the 2016, but very long and utterly refined on the finish. This fulfills all that promise it showed in barrel." Wine Advocate