2020 Domaine Louis Michel Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2020
Score: 
94
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$90.00USD

This is quite good if still young.  A more feminine side of Chablis.  Light golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose has apples, slight anise and gun powder (reduction?).  Medium bodied.  Good balance.  On the palate, this drinks very smooth.  Lemon cream notes.  Quite refreshing.  Deep, it does open up in the glass but could really benefit from more cellar time.  Nice finish.  This drinks well on its own but with some oysters or other sea food, it would be even better.  Cellar for another few years and drink for ten to fifteen after that.  

2018 Sebastien Dampt Chablis 1er Cru Les Beugnons, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2018
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A

In the world of Chablis, there are some exceptional producers but only a couple of those are "affordable".  Sebastian Dampt is one of them and that is especially true of the 1er Crus.  Light golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose has green apples, slight grapefruits, slight gunpowder and spice.  Full bodied.  Excellent acidity.  On the palate, this is still a bit tight but opens quickly in the glass.  Green apples, grapefruits and slight char.  Long finish.  Delicious on its own, this is even better with food.  Of course, oysters would work very well, but so does a fruit salad.  Drink

2017 Maison Dampt Chablis Grand Cru Bougros, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2017
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A

Drank this bottle among friends at the end of an evening and it was perfect in that spot.  Refreshing and energetic.  Light golden in color with green hues, clear and bright.  The nose has green apples, slight quince, minerality and a tweak of lemons.  Full bodied.  On the palate, this is crisp and refreshing on a beautiful summer evening.  Flavors of citrus and green apples with slight minerals.  Long finish.  Great on its own, this is food friendly and would work well with vegetarian or seafood dishes.  Drink over the next ten to fifteen years.  

2014 Jean-Marc Brocard Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2014
Score: 
95
Grade: 
A

While not inexpensive, this is one of the better "affordable" Grand Cru wines in Chablis.  Green/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose is great with crushed shells and sea air.  With air, a bit of lime comes out.  Full bodied.  No tannins.  On the palate, limes, quince, slight salinity with a nice texture.  Good acidity.  Long finish.  This drinks great on its own but is better with food.  It would be great with oysters.  Drink over the next eight to ten years.  

2019 Domaine Laroche Chablis Saint Martin, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2019
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$29.00USD

My first time trying wine.  Very nice.  Gold green in color, clear and bright.  The nose is a bit chalky with apples (mostly green).  Good acidity.  On the palate, this is crisp and tasty.  Chalky with lemons.  Nice finish.  Nice on its own, but this is very food friendly.  It went great with a caprese salad.  Drink over the next seven to ten years.  Nice value.

2018 Sebastien Dampt Chablis 1er Cru Côte de Léchet, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2018
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A

With most of my favorite Chablis producers now selling their wines for (well) north of $100 per bottle, Dampt has become one of our go to Chablis.  Golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose is slightly chalky with some minerality and slight lemon.  Also some salinity.  Full bodied.  Crisp acidity.  On the palate, lemons, chalk and minerality.  Long finish.  Delicious.  This drinks well but better with food.  Shellfish is ideal but so is Hummus and Roasted Veggies.  Drink over the next seven to ten years.  

2018 Sebastien Dampt Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2018
Score: 
94
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$30.00USD

As prices for white Burgundy in general and Chablis in particular continue to rise, it is nice to find still affordable producers making great wine.  This is one such producer.  the wine is made in a concrete egg and sees no oak.  Light golden in color with some green hues, clear and bright.  The nose is nice with crushed shells, slight chalk/minerality and lemon.  Medium bodied.  Lean and racy texture.  Good acidity.  On the palate, lemons and crushed shells.  Long finish.  This is drinking well now and should continue to drink well for another ten to twelve years.  Nice on its own, this w

2014 Joseph Drouhin / Drouhin-Vaudon Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2014
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-

Gold/green in color, clear and bright.  The nose has chalk, salinity and green apples.  Medium bodied.  Moderate acidity.  No sharp edges.  On the palate, red apples with slight chalk.  Easy drinking.  Moderate finish.  Drinking well now and should for another five to eight years.  This would work well with shell fish.  

2020 Joseph Drouhin / Drouhin-Vaudon Chablis, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2020
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$25.00USD

This is a very nice Chardonnay made from estate grown and purchased fruit.  Light golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose has some green apple often found in Chablis, but mostly grapefruit with some lemon.  Medium bodied.  On the palate, this is moderately crisp with a bit of chalky minerality.  Good finish.  It drinks well on its own and worked well with a caprese salad.  Drink over the next few years.  

2017 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2017
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$33.00USD

This is the basic Domaine bottling (they also make one that doesn't list Domaine that is a negociant blend).  Fevre is about the best producer of affordable Chablis.  Light golden in color with some green.  The nose has lemons, slight green apples and a hint of chalk.  Medium bodied.  On the palate, the lemons and slight green apples come out with a bit of chalk/minerals underneath.  Lots of energy here.  Nice acidity.  Long finish.  A great value in white Burgundy.  This drinks great on its own but will work better with food.  Oysters or clams are classic but any seafood should work.  Drin

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