The 2021 Forest from Dauvissat is one of the best premier crus of the vintage from this legendary producer. For decades, this has been one of the top domains in Chablis and continues to be a benchmark address for the entirety of Chablis. The Forest here is the single best example made annually, and no other producer captures this vineyard like Dauvissat does. The 2021 here is another sensational example from this short vintage, and we have low pricing on a limited amount today. It's not a bottle to miss from Dauvissat this vintage, and it is just starting to enter the drinking window. Don't miss it.
Decanter (Andy Howard) 95 pts! "TOP QUALITY PRODUCER One of the Dauvissat specialities, the La Forest is a triumph in 2021. From seven small parcels, the total site is less than 1ha with average vine age more than 40 years. Intriguing, slightly smoky nose, highly distinctive and different to others in the range. Plenty of power, ripe stone fruit flavours, zesty citrus acidity with a herbaceous edge adding an extra dimension. Definitely of grand cru quality. (Drink between 2024 - 2032)"
Burghound 94 pts! "There is a hint of phenolic character on the aromas of crushed leaf, mineral reduction, lemon-lime and seaweed. The denser, succulent and powerful larger-scaled flavors are supported by a firm acid spine on the stony, youthfully austere and bitter citrus rind finale. This is quite dry and I very much like the balance though I would note that at least some patience is strongly suggested as this is quite tightly wound today. In a word, terrific. (Drink starting 2033)"
John Gilman 94 pts! "I always think of Vincent Dauvissat’s la Forest as his baby les Clos, as with ten years or more of bottle age, the two often resemble each other a bit aromatically and flavor-wise. The 2021 version of la Forest chez Dauvissat is going to be stellar. The bouquet wafts from the glass in a complex mix of pear, fresh lime, flinty minerality, citrus blossoms, discreet vanillin oak and a topnote of beeswax. On the palate the wine is deep, pure and full, with a superb core of fruit, excellent complexity and cut, fine focus, bright acids and a long, complex and impeccably balanced finish. This is superb. (Drink between 2026 - 2060)"