We have tried some 2018 Chablis village and premier crus thus far and have been pleased with the vintage. The wines have had good richness, cut, and perfectly convey the uniqueness of each terroir. We have to imagine the wines from Vincent Dauvissat and Francois Raveneau will be heroic. We were able to procure a few cases of Vincent's Dauvissat 2018 Chablis 1er Forest on pre-arrival with a late spring-early summer eta. Below is some nice press from Galloni and Meadows
Antonio Galloni 93-95 pts! The 2018 Chablis La Forest 1er Cru is a big step up in all dimensions from the preceding 1ers in the cellar. Powerful, rich and also intensely mineral, the Forest is so vivid and so inviting. All the signatures of this site as interpreted by Vincent Dauvissat are ampled up in large-scaled Chablis endowed with tremendous personality and class. In a word: superb.
Burghound 91-94 pts! Like the Montée de Tonnerre this is overtly floral in character on the lightly spiced nose that displays additional aromas of mineral reduction, iodine, lemon peel and pear. There is a really lovely sense of verve suffusing the powerful yet reasonably refined larger-scaled flavors that culminate in an almost chewy finish thanks to the abundance of sappy dry extract. This isn't as refined as the Montée de Tonnerre but it's just as complex and persistent. (Drink starting 2030)