Vincent Dauvissat's 2011 Chablis Les Clos smells strikingly maritime in its evocations of sea breeze, kelp, driftwood, clam stock and crustacean shell reduction. And if those scents don-t get your salivary glands pumping then their palate transmigration onto a fleshy yet buoyant and refreshing palate is bound to do the trick. This finishes with impressive sheer persistence, and if it doesn-t display quite the transparency or energy that one meets with from Les Clos at its best, I would urge those lucky enough to be able to acquire some to follow bottles through at least 2020 as I am sure the wine will yet have more to say for itself.
Author: David Schildknecht
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96
Pale yellow. Bracing aromas of lemon, ginger, chalk and spices. At once dense and penetrating, with outstanding citric cut to the complex, slightly high-toned flavors of lemon zest, white pepper, minerals and subtle resiny spices. Here, too, the wine's intense chalky character gives it an impression of stronger acidity than the numbers would suggest. Boasts terrific fruit intensity, and the wonderfully precise finish goes on and on. A great showing today, and one of the superstars of the vintage.