($85) Good pale color. Tight, very reticent aromas of wet stone and iodine; reminded me of Montrachet. Incredibly suave but wound tight today; the flavors of lemon, crushed rock and white flowers convey a powerful impression of mineral energy. Boasts the classic volume of Les Clos without any impression of weight. The mounting finish is classically dry, with a dominant flavor of grapefruit pith. This is outstanding from day one, but the least pliant today of these 2006s. Both this and the Preuses are outstanding examples of their respective vineyards, but great Preuses like Dauvissat's is harder to find.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: July/August 2007
Burghound | Rating: 93
A reticent if wonderfully broad, airy and pure nose of primarily subtly spiced dried peach and white flowers nuanced by oyster shell and that seashore character that classic Chablis has, introduces rich, powerful and palate staining flavors that possess superb vibrancy on the linear, focused and pure finish. Somewhat surprisingly, this is perhaps not quite as stylish as the Preuses but it's every bit as powerful and long. And like the Preuses, this did indeed surprise to the upside.
Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: 4th Quarter, 2008
Wine Advocate | Rating: 97
From cask, the 2006 Chablis Les Clos represents another striking contrast within this year's R.& V. Dauvissat collection. After the welcoming richness and savory expressions of Chablis character in the Preuses, this wine displays a cool restraint and stony minerality. A fascinating wealth of floral and herbal nuances on the nose similarly infuse a mouth-filling, satiny, yet firm palate, accompanied by grapefruit, orange, gooseberry, white peach, cyanic hints of fruit pit, and chalk, and leading to a finish of extraordinary, subtle persistence. This formidably dense Chablis should be permitted several years of bottle evolution, and should then drink well for more than a decade.