Domaine Dauvissat-Camus, Chablis La Forest 1er Cru 2007


Classic Wine Imports, Boston MA.

January 2017

Ten years on.

Peering through a translucent screen and the wine has a kind of manic stillness; bracing penetration allied to a sweeter, fondueing mix of brown butter, turkish delight and caramelized lime.  Concentrated and long and there’s a silvery-green gurgle of salt-water freshness at the end.  Now – 2022+.

October 2013

From Montmains fruit.

Straw with a hint of emerald.  An understated intensity; this is coiled like a reactor, a wine in nebulae form.  Locked-up yet refined intimations of nori, oyster-shell, iodine, citrus … but the overall impression is ozonic, magnetic and mineral-reductive.  By day three, this becomes less inward and more expressive: a white iris florality with incisive, sève orchard fruit coming to the fore.  A Dauvissat so focused the experience resembles an unblinking staredown; best to give this more time in the cellar. From 2015+.

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