2018 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.

94 Points - "Beautiful grapefruit and lime pith with lemon and a burst of gunflint and mineral spark. The focus is extremely tight, which is amazing in 2018. There's a big hold of fruit mid-palate, then a super pithy grapefruit and lime drive with hints of praline and chalk to close. Impressive purity here." - James Suckling (James Suckling.com)

95 Points - "The 2018 Chablis La Forest 1er Cru is a big step up in all dimensions from the preceding 1ers in the cellar. Powerful, rich and also intensely mineral, the Forest is so vivid and so inviting. All the signatures of this site as interpreted by Vincent Dauvissat are amped up in large-scaled Chablis endowed with tremendous personality and class. In a word: superb." - Antonio Galloni (Vinous)

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