($85) Bright full yellow. Very ripe aromas of mirabelle, yellow peach, clove, honey, menthol and spring flowers. Wonderfully sweet and fine-grained, with terrific ginger and floral lift to the stone fruit and licorice flavors. This is bigger and denser than the young 2009 but will require longer to express itself fully. The wonderfully vibrant, palate-staining aftertaste is perked up by a note of orange oil. I'd like to check in on this one after about ten years.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: July/August 2010
Wine Advocate | Rating: 95
As with a number of the best grand crus this vintage, Vincent Dauvissat's 2008 Chablis Preuses exhibits a vivacity, transparency, and lift one might more often anticipate in a premier cru. Scallop, iodine, shrimp shell reduction, distilled red and black fruits, grapefruit, white peach, and lime figure in the nose as well as on a bright, juicy, yet subtly creamy palate. The combination of richness with lift, caress with invigoration is remarkable, as is the sense of intricate interaction of elements in sharp, clear relief, leading to a sustained, kaleidoscopic conclusion. This should be worth following for 15, if not more, years.