2016 Jean et Sebastien Dauvissat Les Preuses Chablis Grand Cru

Chardonnay - 750ML
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BH 93 VN 92
BH 93

Burghound, October 2018

(90-93 points) Moderately generous wood along with vanilla hints fights slightly with the ripe and dense aromas of mostly white orchard fruit, honeysuckle and soft shellfish nuances. There is impressive size, weight and...
VN 92

Vinous, August 2017

(13.5% natural alcohol): Pale lemon-yellow. Much more closed on the nose than the old-vines Vaillons, hinting at honeysuckle. Tighter in the mouth than the Vaillons as well but still in a supple, rich style for this...


Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Chablis
Appellation Les Preuses
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

Introducing the 2016 Jean et Sebastien Dauvissat Les Preuses Chablis Grand Cru, a white wine from the renowned Burgundy region of France. Crafted from the Chardonnay varietal, this vintage showcases the exceptional quality and character that has made Chablis wines so highly regarded around the world.

In the glass, this wine presents a pale lemon-yellow color that glimmers with elegance and sophistication. With a cork closure, the wine exudes a sense of tradition and craftsmanship. The alcohol content is measured at 13.0%, providing a perfect balance of flavor and structure.

On the nose, this Chablis Grand Cru reveals moderately generous wood and hints of vanilla, intertwining with the luscious aromas of white orchard fruit, honeysuckle, and soft shellfish nuances. This combination creates a complex bouquet that tantalizes the senses and invites further exploration.

Upon the first sip, one is immediately struck by the impressive size, weight, and mid-palate concentration of this wine. The sappy and relatively powerful medium weight plus flavors offer excellent length, ensuring a lingering and satisfying finish. While this vintage may not possess the refinement typically associated with Chablis, it compensates by offering better power and punch, making it a standout among its peers.

Renowned wine critic Burghound awarded this wine a score of 93 points, praising its density and impressive flavor profile. Meanwhile, Vinous bestowed a score of 92 points, highlighting its supple and rich style, with an element of sweetness that is beautifully balanced by firm acidity.

The 2016 Jean et Sebastien Dauvissat Les Preuses Chablis Grand Cru is an exceptional example of the quality and craftsmanship that can be found in Burgundy's Chablis region. With its complex aromas, impressive structure, and long-lasting finish, this white wine is sure to delight even the most discerning palates. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with a delectable seafood dish, this Chablis Grand Cru is a true treasure of the wine world.