Aromas of citrus oil, white peach, spring flowers and oystershell introduce the 2017 Chablis Villages, a deep, medium to full-bodied wine with a taut, concentrated core, underpinned by a racy line of acidity. Long and chalky on the finish, like its Petit Chablis sibling, it's as good a representation of the appellation as it's possible to find. As is consistently the case, Vincent Dauvissat has fashioned some of the finest wines to be found in both the 2016 and 2017 vintages. 2016 is a small crop, amounting to a mere third of an average harvest. The wines are comparatively low in acidity, with notable concentration, but remaining tense, pure and incisive. By the standards of Dauvissat's wines, I suspect they will prove comparatively precocious but hold well—perhaps evoking the 1992 vintage. The domaine also suffered in 2017, though not as badly, losing some 30% of a normal harvest. The remaining grapes were ripe and clean, producing wines best described as classic but charming. As at several other addresses where long sur lie élevage is the norm, I caught the nascent 2017s very early in their evolution, so I'll try to look at them again later in the year. (WK)
The 2017 Chablis, of which one parcel was 80% hit by frost, has a very composed and quite intense bouquet with citrus lemon, Granny Smith apples and light smoky scents. The palate is fresh and vibrant with good tension, a clear step up from the Petit Chablis with a vibrant, spicy finish. Excellent. (NM)
Has a smoke edge with a fine core of yellow citrus and neat flinty aromas. Yellow grapefruit here. Very neat punchy acidity, good depth and ripeness. Moves into yellow peaches. Flesh with tension and freshness.
There is even better Chablis typicity as well as a bit more elegance to the cool, pure and airy aromas of oyster shell, lemon rind and apple. The seductively textured medium-bodied flavors possess a caressing mouth feel though the firm acid spine makes it clear that this should have no trouble aging well. This is an excellent Chablis villages.
The 2017 Domaine Dauvissat Chablis villages was showing very well for only being one month out from the bottling, but it may turn out that I have underrated this wine a touch and it will prove to be even better than my note suggests! The bouquet is lovely, offering up scents of tart orange, apple, chalky minerality, spring flowers and a nice touch of lemon peel in the upper register. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, complex and shows off lovely mid-palate depth, with bright, zesty acids, superb backend mineral drive and a very long, nicely balanced and nascently complex finish. This has more core than the Petit Chablis and more inherent complexity. Fine juice.
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