94 Insider Points
Big and round white flower and lemon curd on the nose. In the glass the minerality is the driving force in the flavor profile. Opulence is the norm with this warmer site specific chablis in a fantastic vintage. cellar worth and likely to become more complex with time. Easy to drink now but in time patience will be greatly rewarded. Highly recommended by the Insider Panel. -WB 5/17
In a single fated decision, Marie-Ange Robin saved the pure beauty of Chablis. With it’s mineral laced green apple and soft citrus, the 2014 Guy Robin Vaillons whispers gently of greatness in each pale golden glass.
These pre-phylloxera rooted vines predate the 1960s rush to replant in Chablis. Vines rooted in old Chablis limestone and deliver on Chardonnay’s storied beauty in this region. Glorious and shining, a core of minerality reflects the striking alabaster vineyards. If you love Chablis like we do, the intensity of this rare beauty in your glass astounds and amazes.
Marie-Ange Robin led a charmed life in Paris. A successful business in fine arts, her days and evenings were spent rubbing shoulders with art collectors and world leaders. Then, one day, her phone rang.
Marie-Ange traded in those enchanting lunches for the agrarian life. Her father’s health was failing, and she took on his mantle in the vineyard. If she didn’t, he warned, he would sell his rarified slice of Chablis history.
Her choice saved the literal roots of Chablis. A little time travel will clarify. The 1960s marked a trend in Chablis to increase production. They tore up their vines and planted new Chardonnay clones, more productive vines. More wine = more profits. But Guy Robin, a staunch traditionalist, kept his vines. For Guy, these old vines made Chablis and the new vines simply made Chardonnay.
And the proof is in each perfect, layered, intense glass.By stepping in and taking the reins, Marie-Ange Robin maintains the great tradition of Domaine Guy Robin. Her footsteps in the vineyard and the cellar are destiny, delicious destiny.
Lovely and floral, green pear greets you on the nose before melding seamlessly in to energetic minerality and white stone fruits. The finish lingers with hints of cinnamon and whetstone.
Domaine Guy Robin have excellent vineyard holdings in the Premier Cru Chablis classification.
Marie-Ange Robin has won many awards, and deservedly so. She uses little or no oak barrels during the vinification of the wines to ensure the flavors of classic Chablis terroir are left unimpeded.
Once you've tried it, you'll certainly see the benefits of this non-interventionist approach for these very reasonably priced Premier Cru wines.
At Domaine Guy Robin, right in the heart of the chablisien vineyard, wines receive, during the fermentations, all the attentions the oenologist of the family can give him, like a father for his son. It is doubtless that is why it’s one of the most famous vineyards of Chablis. Besides wining every year several gold medals of the big French competitions, the domain offers to the amateurs of wines a rare diversity.
Seafood and citrus poultry, let this be your go-to bottle for bright lifted plates and special occasions.