2018 Domaine Pinson Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons

Chardonnay - 750ML
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BH 91

Burghound, October 2019

(89-91) A more elegant nose combines notes of white pepper and pear with those of oyster shell and iodine. Once again there is very good energy and solid detail to the more refined and appealingly textured medium weight...
VN 91

Vinous, September 2020

The 2018 Chablis Vaillons 1er Cru comes from a small 0.19ha parcel of 25-year-old vines and sees 9 months in oak barrel. It has a pretty, more mineral-driven bouquet than the Mont de Milieu, although it needs a tad more...


Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Chablis
Appellation Vaillons
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

The 2018 Domaine Pinson Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons is a captivating white wine that showcases the elegance and complexity of the Chardonnay varietal. With its picturesque label and a golden hue that glistens in the glass, this wine is a true representation of the renowned Burgundy region in France.

On the nose, the wine reveals a graceful blend of white pepper, pear, oyster shell, and iodine. These aromas intertwine effortlessly, creating a bouquet that is both refined and intriguing. As the wine dances on the palate, it unveils a medium weight body with impeccable detail and energy. The flavors are harmonious, with a perfect balance between richness and freshness. Lemon-tinged acidity adds a vibrant touch, leaving a lasting impression on the palate.

Burghound, a trusted voice in the wine industry, awarded this wine a score of 91 points. They praised its elegance, solid detail, and appealing texture. The reviewer noted the combination of white pepper and pear, as well as the presence of oyster shell and iodine. This expert assessment showcases the wine's complexity and its ability to captivate the senses.

Another reputable publication, Vinous, also gave this wine a score of 91 points. They described the bouquet as more mineral-driven, with a fine bead of acidity on the palate. The reviewer mentioned a discreet Muscat-like note that appears towards the finish, adding an unexpected yet delightful element to the overall experience.

Crafted by the esteemed Domaine Pinson, this wine is a testament to their commitment to producing exceptional Chablis. The 2018 vintage is a standout, showcasing the unique characteristics of the Vaillons appellation. With an alcohol percentage of 13.0%, this wine exhibits a perfect balance between richness and freshness.

The 2018 Domaine Pinson Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons is a remarkable white wine that will undoubtedly impress even the most discerning wine enthusiasts. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with a delectable seafood dish, this wine is sure to transport you to the charming vineyards of Chablis with every sip.