The vineyards of Chablis form a “wine island” of approximately 4,700 hectares surrounded by twenty Burgundian villages where only Chardonnay is grown. The appellation is located 150 km northeast of Dijon in the department of Yonne and has an enviable reputation thanks to its refreshing and long-lived style of white wine. Here, we find dry white wines with purity of flavours and minerals derived from a stony soil of clay and limestone rich in fossilized oysters. As in Champagne, spring frosts threaten the vines, but the challenging climate produces fascinating results.
A good Chablis wine is a pure delight. It has a yellow color with reflections of green, and scents of flint and citrus that, with age, evolve towards brioche, hazelnut, and butter – typical characteristics of the Kimmeridgian soil. In the mouth, there’s a harmonious and balanced combination of acidity and roundness of the body.
Decanter, Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir 2014: 95 pts Revue des Vins de France, Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir 2014: 16/20
Bettane & Desseauve - 16/20, 1er Cru Forêts 2014 Revue des Vins de France - 15,5/20, 1er Cru Forêts 2014 Vintage 2013 Vinous, Antonio Galloni - 90-92 points, 1er Cru Forêts 2013 Burghound, Allen Meadow - 89-91 points, 1er Cru Forêts 2013 View from the Cellar, John Gilman - 90 points, 1er Cru Forêts 2013
Revue des Vins de France 2017, Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2014 : 17/20
Revue des Vins de France 2017, Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux Vieilles Vignes 2014: 15,5/20
"The 2012 Vaillons from Domaine Michel had also just been bottled two weeks ago, but was showing off lovely elegance and nascent complexity in its bouquet of lemon, green apple, a refined base of oyster shell, white flowers and chalky overtones. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and delivers excellent mid-palate depth, with superb focus and cut,...
Bettane & Dessauve, Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre 2014: 16,5/20 Revue des Vins de France, Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre 2014: 16,5/20
Decanter, Chablis Grand Cru Grenouilles 2014: 96 pts
Revue des Vins de France, Chablis Premier Cru Séchets 2014: 14,5/20