Domaine Rene et Vincent Dauvissat Chablis 2018
|Region||France, Burgundy, Chablis|
|Brand||Domaine Rene et Vincent Dauvissat|
Jeb DunnuckI was able to taste three wines from Vincent Dauvissat. Starting with the 2018 Chablis, it's beautifully done and unquestionably cut from the same cloth as the single vineyard releases. Offering up tons of salted citrus, crushed stone-like minerality, and hints of seaside-like iodine and marine notes, it hits the palate with medium-bodied richness, bright, racy acidity, solid mid-palate depth, and a crisp, laser focused texture and finish. As with the other wines here, it needs bottle age. Give bottles at least 3-4 years, if not longer, and it should evolve gracefully over the following decade.
VinousThe 2018 Chablis is very pretty, nuanced and light on its feet, with silky, floral notes of lemon confit and white flowers. Dauvissat's village Chablis is classic and understated. I have seen it blossom with a few years in bottle, which I suspect will be the case here as well.
Wine AdvocateThe 2018 Chablis is showing very well, offering up a pretty bouquet of citrus oil, crisp orchard fruit, oatmeal and beeswax. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, elegantly textural and charming, built around ripe but lively acids and concluding with a delicately saline finish. Unusually youthfully charming and open-knit for a Dauvissat Chablis, while remaining very true to the appellation and the domaine's style, this will drink well comparatively young.