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2012 Domaine Vincent Dauvissat Chablis Les Clos

ITEM 8319413 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor

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spmurphy $350 $350
$350
Item Sold Amount Date
I8319413 1 $350 Jul 10, 2022
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RATINGS

97+ Stephen Tanzer

Compellingly pure and electric in the mouth, with its superb mineral density leavened by citrus and floral flavors. Boasts an uncanny combination of supple texture and sheer stony cut.

96+ Vinous / IWC

The 2012 Chablis Les Clos is all about depth, intensity and tightly coiled minerality.

94Burghound.com

There is excellent power and punch to the intensely mineral-driven medium weight flavors that do a slow build into an amazing crescendo on the bone dry and explosive finale.

92The Wine Advocate

The palate is extremely well-balanced with a touch of dried apricot and peach skin on the entry before being usurped by gentle spicy notes that lead to the tense finish.

PRODUCER

Domaine Vincent Dauvissat

Domaine Vincent Dauvissat is a 27-acre domaine in Chablis, Burgundy. It was previously called Domaine Rene et Vincent Dauvissat, but is now run entirely by Rene’s son Vincent. The domaine produces Grand Cru and Premier Cru Chablis which is usually highly-rated. Burgundy writer Clive Coates notes that the Dauvissat domaine “lies with that of the Raveneau brothers at the top of the Chablis hierarchy….This is a great estate.”

REGION

France, Burgundy, Chablis, Les Clos

Les Clos is a 61-acre Grand Cru vineyard in the appellation of Chablis, at the northwestern tip of Burgundy. With rocky soil, good drainage, and a southerly orientation, the vineyard is generally the most acclaimed of the Chablis Grand Crus. The principal landholders are Fevre with 10.38 acres; J. Moreau, with 9.01 acres; and C. Moreau, with 9 acres. Other notable producers with parcels in Les Clos are Francois Raveneau, Louis Pinson, Joseph Drouhin and Rene Dauvissat. Like all the Chablis vineyards, it is planted exclusively to Chardonnay.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay, Chablis Grand Cru

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.