2017 Jean et Sebastien Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons

Chardonnay - 750ML
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Vinous, January 2020

(92-94 points) Tasted from tank just prior to bottling, the 2017 Chablis Vaillons 1er Cru shows why this vintage is so compelling. Apricot, peach and tropical fruit give the 2017 a decidedly exotic flair, and yet bright...


Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Chablis
Appellation Vaillons
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 12.5%
Closure Cork

The 2017 Jean et Sebastien Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons is a captivating white wine that showcases the elegance and complexity of Chardonnay from the Burgundy region of France. With its pale golden hue and a slight green tinge, this wine is a visual delight that exudes sophistication and refinement.

Upon the first swirl, enticing aromas of apricot, peach, and tropical fruits waft from the glass, enveloping the senses in a tantalizing bouquet. These exotic fruit notes give the wine a unique and enticing character, setting it apart from other Chablis wines. As the wine opens up, delicate floral and honeyed nuances emerge, adding depth and complexity to the aromatic profile.

On the palate, the 2017 Chablis Vaillons 1er Cru showcases the perfect balance between richness and freshness. The bright acidity cuts through the fruitiness, providing a lively and energetic mouthfeel. This wine's exceptional structure and balance make it a true delight to savor.

As the wine lingers on the palate, the flavors intensify, leading to a creamy and layered finish that leaves a lasting impression. The expressive nature of this Chablis is a testament to the skill of the winemakers, Jean et Sebastien Dauvissat, who have crafted a wine that beautifully showcases the terroir of Vaillons.

With an alcohol percentage of 12.5%, this wine strikes a perfect balance between power and finesse. It is a wine that can be enjoyed now, but also has the potential to age gracefully, allowing its flavors to evolve and develop further over time.

The 2017 Jean et Sebastien Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons is truly a wine for the discerning palate. Its combination of exotic fruit notes, vibrant acidity, and impeccable structure make it a standout among Chablis wines. Whether you are a seasoned wine connoisseur or a curious enthusiast, this wine is sure to impress and delight.