Vincent Dauvissat La Forest Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2011

$135

A brothy sense of richness to Vincent Dauvissat's 2011 Chablis La Forest evokes stock of chicken, clams and mussels, something that would count as utterly anomalous in wine from any other wine region. Chalk segues into white pepper, which, along with a bitter edge of dried herbs, makes for invigorating tactile impingement, even though there is an underlying hint of creaminess to the palpably lees-enriched mid-palate. Similarly, a light lemon freshness complements the richness of this peppery, pungent chowder of Chablis. The finish here milks my salivary glands for all that they are worth. Look for this remarkable libation to perform with versatility and compelling complexity through at least 2020. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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Ratings on Delectable

Alex Lallos Delectable Pro

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

Drinking way better than the bottle I had last month. That one showed some premox whereas this one was fresh and on point. Oystershells, Citrus and stone fruit complimented by orange blossom. Excellent minerality and a finish that goes on and on. Great example

Drinking way better than the bottle I had last month. That one showed some premox whereas this one was fresh and on point. Oystershells, Citrus and stone fruit complimented by orange blossom. Excellent minerality and a finish that goes on and on. Great example

9.5

Alex Lallos Delectable Pro

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

Very good. Has gained some weight over the years. Not as much verve as I expected but nuanced and delightful. It’s actually kind of a big wine

Very good. Has gained some weight over the years. Not as much verve as I expected but nuanced and delightful. It’s actually kind of a big wine

9.1

Conrad Green Delectable Pro

Lovely and crisp with pear notes, lime and steel. Very crisp and on point with nice balance.

Lovely and crisp with pear notes, lime and steel. Very crisp and on point with nice balance.

9.3

Tracy Hall Delectable Pro

Pre-Harvest party. Loved this!

Pre-Harvest party. Loved this!

9.4

Web Bond Delectable Pro

Sharing homemade, self-caught, crab cakes and sautéed shrimp with 92 and 89 year old Grandparents who have been married 70 years+9 months.

Sharing homemade, self-caught, crab cakes and sautéed shrimp with 92 and 89 year old Grandparents who have been married 70 years+9 months.

10

Matt Lasater Delectable Pro

Very earthy wine. Oysters, wet mushrooms, sea spray, hints of oxidation, wet soil. Golden apple, bosc pear, lemon. A certain palate weight and texture I've not had before in Chablis

Very earthy wine. Oysters, wet mushrooms, sea spray, hints of oxidation, wet soil. Golden apple, bosc pear, lemon. A certain palate weight and texture I've not had before in Chablis

9.2

Jeremy Shanker Delectable Pro

Sommelier at RN74

Wax capped mag

Wax capped mag

9.4

Nathaniel DiMaggio Delectable Pro

Absolutely delightful! Showing some signs of pre mox though.

Absolutely delightful! Showing some signs of pre mox though.

9.0

Jeremy Noye Delectable Pro

CEO Morrell & Company

Saline. Honey suckle. Flinty. Zesty. Long. Ever changing. Real argument that 2011 is a must have vintage for Chablis.

Saline. Honey suckle. Flinty. Zesty. Long. Ever changing. Real argument that 2011 is a must have vintage for Chablis.

9.4

Web Bond Delectable Pro

A little tighter, less expressive today, but, on the flip side, a lot of time ahead.

A little tighter, less expressive today, but, on the flip side, a lot of time ahead.

9.1

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