2014 La Chablisienne Chablis 1er Cru "Vaillons" SKU #1276561

Price: $24.99

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  • Joe Manekin
    By: Joe Manekin
    K&L Staff Member
    One thing you've got to love about Chablis is that it does not take too much money to be drinking premier cru wines. Here is a perfect example, the Vaillons 1er Cru from La Chablisienne, a winery whose history in the region, scale and large land ownership combine to make this one of the best French white wine values in the store. Refreshing flavors of lemon and tea show nice cut and an appealing linear quality. Dungeness crab, oysters, any of the terrific washed rind cheeses from around Burgundy...any of these delicacies would pair well with this Chablis now and heading into the holidays.
  • Andrew Stevens
    By: Andrew Stevens
    K&L Staff Member
    This Co-op that we began working with last year has given us some of the best Chablis in their respective price points and the Vaillons is one of my favorites is one of my favorite offerings from them. Showcasing the amazing 2014 vintage the Vallions offers lovely citrus and floral notes on top of minerality and acid drive. There is a lovely balance at play between the fruit and minerality that are swept along and finished with the acid. Surprisingly complex, yet easy to enjoy this is really a fantastic wine.
  • Jeffrey Jones
    By: Jeffrey Jones
    K&L Staff Member
    This an excellent example of clean and pure Chardonnay. All of the elements of nice bright fruit, mineral undertones and a clean crisp finish all come together.This wine offers complexity and value. It should pair well with seafood and grilled chicken.
  • Shaun Green
    By: Shaun Green
    K&L Staff Member
    As with all the 2014 Chablisienne Chablis I've tried, the Vaillons has a lovely rich and ripe character - somewhat bold for a Chablis but entirely delightful. Notes of citrus blossom and white spice linger on the surface and lots of the typical mineral qualities we expect from Chablis.
    Top Value!
  • David Driscoll
    By: David Driscoll
    K&L Staff Member
    The 1er cru offerings from La Chablisienne is where we begin to move from simple purity and deliciousness into the realms of serious complexity. The 2014 Vaillons offers the full gambit of textbook Chablis flavor from front to back: flint, lemon, oyster shell, crushed rocks, salt, and a bit of flowers on the finish. Buckle up because it's quite the ride!
  • Alex Pross
    By: Alex Pross
    K&L Staff Member
    The 2014 vintage in Chablis might be the greatest since 2002 and the 2014 La Chablisienne “Vaillons” 1er Cru Chablis is the perfect example of this. It is almost unbelievable to think you can get Premier Cru fruit for under $20 and from a top vintage no less. Great cut and energy along with zesty citrus and mineral notes this pure Chablis is drinking wonderfully now and is one of the top values I have tasted from Chablis this year.
    Top Value! Drink from 2016 to 2020
  • Heather Vander Wall
    By: Heather Vander Wall
    K&L Staff Member
    It may begin to sound like a broken record, but 2014 is an incredible vintage for white Burgundy. Combine that with the superior quality of wines coming from the La Chablisienne co-op, and the verve of excellent fruit from the Vaillons vineyard, and you have a recipe for stunning Chablis. This bottle did not disappoint: fresh, pretty, and intensely aromatic, the wine already possesses layers of flavor with both tropical and orchard fruit, and a lingering finish.
  • Diana Turk
    By: Diana Turk
    K&L Staff Member
    Delicate straw yellow in color, with a faintly floral notes and zippy lemon fruit, this is a quenching, high-quality Chablis that’s already drinking beautifully now. A great option for the holidays, the 2014 La Chablisienne “Vaillons” will pair well with turkey and easily win fans with its racy but approachable style.


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