Agnes et Didier Dauvissat Chablis Beauroy Premier Cru 2018
Chardonnay | France
There’s just not enough Chablis in the world today – especially following a string of exceptional, though low-yielding, vintages. We're just gobsmacked to have a beautiful, classic Chablis like this…all at the best price in the U.S.!
The wine just hits your glass and screams Chablis… smoky gun-flint, pulverized oyster shells on the nose, followed by lemon cream, orange oil, and lemongrass on the palate – about as textbook as it gets. The wine is round, creamy, and accented with a barely-there note of butteriness, yet clean, bright, and focused from start to finish. The wine just oozes purity, with a defined sense of place and the teachable, hallmark notes of Chablis. To find all that -- at this price -- in a single vineyard, Premier Cru bottling is just spectacular!
Agnès and Didier Dauvissat’s 13-hectare property based in the village of Beine has attracted its share of critical praise since its inception in 1987. Despite it all, the wines remain under-the-radar, and the least famous among the myriad Dauvissat producers (at least for now!). This classic expression of Chablis hails from the Premier Cru plot of Beauroy, a south-facing vineyard composed of clay-limestone marl layered with marine sediments and fossilized oysters. The site, on the left bank of the Serein river, overlooks a small, man-made lake (Lac de Beine) that was built in the late 70s, so that grape growers could use the water to fight the typical spring frosts. In terms of sheer value and drinkability, this is a Chablis that you simply can’t miss out on…especially at OVER 30% OFF! Grab some before it's gone!
- WinemakerFlorent Dauvissat