As we said a couple of weeks ago, Dauvissat nailed the 2018 vintage.
Dauvissat's Vaillons always impresses with its pointed minerality and intensity. The 2018 is an extreme expression of the wine.
Vincent Dauvissat compares the vintage to the legendary pair of 1947 and 1959. Like 1947 and 1959, 2018 is a riper vintage. What's extraordinary about Dauvissat's 2018s is how they marry tension and power.
The 2018 Vaillons is a brilliant summary of this marriage. It's a taut, kinetic wine that delivers serious impact. Marriage is the key word here - the wine has an insane harmony. When Vaillons hits the mark, it's an amazing bottle of Chablis. It might not be the grandest expression, but its power and mineral focus really impresses.
I'm going to wrap this up. This is a very modest parcel that I'm sure will sell out quickly.
Burghound: "An admirably pure nose offers up aromas of various white-fleshed fruit, mineral reduction and lemon rind. There is a bit more volume and richness to the caressing yet punchy and powerful flavors that brim with minerality that carries over to the tension-filled, dry and balanced finale. This is presently quite firm and a wine that should amply reward extended keeping."