Jean & Sebastien Dauvissat, Chablis Preuses Grand Cru 2019

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Sébastien owns three quarters of a hectare in Les Preuses, sandwiched between Bougros and Vaudesir in the northern part of the grand cru zone. Produced mainly from 50- to 60-year-old vines but with a small portion that was replanted a decade ago, this mimics the aging regimen of the old-vines Vaillons above, with fermentation and the first year of élevage in barrels and the second year in steel. While no richer than the old-vines Vaillons above, Les Preuses combines elegance and intensity in a way that speaks to its grand cru status. Its density on the palate, its swelling finish, and its overall sense of brooding power point toward a long and slow evolution in bottle.


I can report that his 2019s, revisited below, are coming along nicely, indeed they're very impressive.

92-94 points Burghound

From vines planted in 1956 and 1965. Subtle but still noticeable application of wood surrounds the elegant mix of white peach, apricot, sea breeze, floral and shellfish scented nose where a hint of phenolic character appears. The dense, serious and powerful middle weight plus flavors are not quite as concentrated as those of the old vines Vaillons though there is still plenty of underlying material, all wrapped in an equally long finish that is enhanced by the citrus-tinged acidity. This too is very much built-to-age and will require extended patience if you wish to enjoy it at its probably peak.

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