2015 Vincent Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru La Forest

Highly Rated
Luxurious and ageworthy Premier Cru Chablis from Dauvissat's famous site in La Forest (Forets)

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La Forest, which is Vincent Dauvissat's deliberate spelling of the famous Chablis 1er Cru Les Forets, is perhaps his most emblematic wine, even more so than his Grand Cru Les Clos and Les Preuses.

Year on year it is of true Grand Cru quality at about a third of the price. It's certainly not cheap but it is the unicorn 1er Cru wine of Chablis, that needs to be cellared to evolve.

It is a wine of depth, energy and intense mineral drive behind its layers of concentrated fruit.

A Domaine that needs no introduction. Vincent Dauvissat along with Francois Raveneau are to most the benchmark Domaine's of this superb region. The first wines labelled under Dauvissat were released in 1931 by Vincent's grandfather Robert. Vincent himself took over the reigns in 1970 and in fact now has his own children who are involved, Ghislain and Etiennette.

The Domaine has been working with Biodynamics since 2002 across all their vineyards which include Petit and Village Chablis, 1er Cru Vaillons,1er Cru Sechets,1er Cru La Forets and the Grand Cru sites of Les Clos and Les Preuses. A key part of their style is the use of barrels in the elevage of their wines. Primary fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks with a small proportion dependent on the vineyard into barrel. Post fermentation the majority of the wines pend from 6 to 18 months in barrel, the majority of which is seasoned, neutral oak.

93 Points - "Sweet Spot Outstanding* This is aromatically even more complex if perhaps a bit less elegant with its pure array of citrus, iodine, tidal pool, citrus peel and apple aromas. There is excellent punch to the full-bodied and muscular middle weight flavors that possess plenty of mouth coating sap that helps to buffer the moderately firm acid spine. This powerful effort should reward from 6 to 10 years of bottle age and is another in a long line of fine examples of La Forest from Vincent Dauvissat. 90-93 Pts." - Allen Meadows (Burghound)

95 Points - "The 2015 Chablis 1er Cru la Forest has one of the more mineral-driven aromatic profiles from Dauvissat this year: very focused with granite and flint-like aromas emerging from the glass. The palate is extremely well balanced, tightly wound at first with outstanding spiciness and mineralité, fanning out wonderfully with a quite compelling finish that lingers in the mouth. This is so cohesive and tensile, the persistence just one of the best you will find this vintage. 93-95 Pts." - Neil Martin (The Wine Advocate)

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