Awards

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Concours Général Agricole
Chablis Tour du Roy 2017 : gold medal
Chablis Premier Cru Côte de Léchet 2017: bronze medal
Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2016 : gold medal

 

Concours des Vins de Chablis

Chablis Tour du Roy 2017: nominé

Chablis 1er cru Vau de Vey 2017: nominé

Chablis 1er cru Fourchaume 2017 : argent

Chablis grand cru Les Clos 2016: argent

Chablis 1er cru Fourchaume 2016 : argent

Chablis 1er cru Montmains 2016 : argent

Chablis grand cru Les Clos 2015: argent

Chablis 1er cru Côte de Léchet 2015 : argent

Chablis 1er cru Montmains 2015 : or

Guide Hachette des Vins

Guide Hachette 2020

Chablis Tour du Roy 2017: 2 stars

Chablis 1er cru Côte de Léchet 2017: 1 star

Chablis 1er cru Montmains 2017: 2 stars

Chablis grand cru Vaudésir 2017: coup de coeur + 2 stars

 
2019

Chablis Tour du Roy 2016: 2 stars

Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2016

2018

1er Cru Côte de Léchet 2015 : Coup de cœur / 2 stars
1er Cru Vau de Vey 2015 : 2 stars

2017

Chablis Cuvée Tour Du Roy 2014 : 2 stars

Revue du Vin de France
Guide des Vins Bettane & Desseauve

Bettane+Desseauve 2020

Bourgogne Côtes d’Auxerre blanc 2018: 13,5/20

Chablis Tour du Roy 2017: 14/20

1er cru Montmains 2017: 16/20

1er cru Mont de Milieu 2017: 14/20

Chablis grand cru Les Clos 2017 : 17,5/20

2019

Petit Chablis 2017: 14/20

Chablis 2017: 13/20

Chablis 2016: 13.5/20

Chablis Tour du Roy 2016: 15/20

1er Cru Côte de Léchet 2016: 13.5/20 

1er Cru Vau de Vey 2016: 14.5/20

1er cru Montmains 2016: 15.5/20

1er Cru Fourchaume 2016: 16/20 

Chablis grand cru Vaudésir 2016: 15/20

Chablis grand cru Les Clos 2016 : 16/20

 

2018

Chablis 2015 : 14/20
1er Cru Côte de Léchet 2015 : 15.5/20 
1er Cru Vau de Vey 2015 : 13/20
1er Cru Fourchaume 2015 : 14/20 
Chablis grand cru Vaudésir 2015 : 16/20 
Chablis grand cru Les Clos 2015 : 16/20

2017

Petit Chablis 2014 : 14/20
Chablis 2014 : 14/20
Chablis Tour du Roy 2014 : 14.5/20 
1er Cru Côte de Léchet 2014 : 15.5/20 
1er Cru Vau de Vey 2014 : 14,5/20
1er Cru Montmains 2014 : 15/20 
1er Cru Fourchaume 2014 : 15,5/20 
1er Cru Mont de Milieu 2014 : 15,5/20

Burgundy Report - Bill Nanson

2017 Chablis
The largest cuvée of the domaine. 15 hectares, three parcels in Prehy, another parcel near Montmains and Côte de Lechets. Practically all left bank
Round, a slight cushioning, very attractive. Wide – lovely width of changing, mobile fresh flavour. Fine minerality with a little saline touch. Holds a great finish – excellent.

2017 Chablis Vieilles-Vignes Tour du Roy
Right bank in the valley of Vaudesir. 60-year-old vines planted by grandfather – but due to their orientation classed as villages. Doing a lot of work here, ‘it’s almost like dentistry to save the vines from ESCA.’ Always with separate elevage, one part in barrel.
A more agrume fruited nose with a sweetness of oak below – but modestly so. Great texture, mouth-filling – ultra-delicious wine – oaked for sure but subtly done – there’s no lack of tension here. Bravo!

2017 Chablis 1er Côte de Léchet
Vines about 40 years old. All tank elevage. ‘It’s very stony here, we prefer to preserve that with stainless-steel – almost 1.4 hectares that are worked by horse, but a catastrophe here in 2017 – 12 hl/ha – practically nothing, but still 50% more than in 2016!’ Working part of this by horse in the last couple of years – it doesn’t like the steep part, but is happy on the flat part at the top. All tank – the only 1er like that.
A modest nose but pure and mineral. Hmm, that’s great in the mouth, round, depth of flavour, no loss of tension and energy – this is not too much even with the yield – it’s really excellent but good luck finding some!

2017 Chablis 1er Vau de Vey
Very steep vineyard near Beines – it doesn’t have the sun the whole day so is harvested a little later. A mix of hand and machine harvesting. A single block and the biggest 1er of Malandes with 40 year-old vines – ‘It was hard with the young vines as they were a bit too productive and we lost plenty to ESCA – now they have settled down and produce a proper rendement – steep here with 1.5 metre spacing – needs a tractor driver without fear!’ 40% oak but none new.
A super vibration of aroma. Supple, depth of flavour, extra depth of flavour, more complex, interesting – layered – so long-lasting too. Great!

2016 Chablis 1er Montmains
Old vines – planted by grandfather – a massale selection like the Tour du Roy, approaching 65 years old. 30% barrel. ‘Usually a serious wine when young – but not this year.’
Very open, floral perfumed – this is a super invitation. Lots of volume fine energy, complex, deliciously mineral and rounded with a little barrel – I’d wait for the oak to fade a little – there’s a small finishing fumé – but no question about the fine weight and deliciousness of this wine – it’s excellent.

2017 Chablis 1er Fourchaume
From the heart of the historic Fourchaume, parcels from father and grandfather – also about 65 years-old. Lots of millerandes so hand harvested. Also badly hit – there’s aspersion here, but it stopped in a part for 3 hours one day – everything froze. This and Les Clos are always the first harvested – 05 September, the same day as in 2018.
Fresh, there’s depth, less width and with a small accent of oak. Wode, intense, more calmly concentrated – maybe that’s the 25 hl/ha – a long, contemplative line of finishing flavour. A bottle to share with yourself!

2017 Chablis 1er Mont de Milieu
A small parcel since 2011– 0.25 ha – swapped some Vaudesir for this – but not the ownership! They simply work each other’s parcels! Always the first parcel to be harvested. The only parcel that had no frost! It’s on high near the wood so doesn’t normally frost – though was decimated in 2016!
Good depth, plenty of mineral aspects – tighter in the width – like the last. Ooh – that’s great – extra dimensions of flavour, super freshness and energy – a seriously great wine. Bravo!

2016 Chablis Vaudesir
Hand harvested from the ‘coté lunaire, not solaire’, needs harvesting 3 or 4 days later. 100% in barrel for 10 months followed by ss for a total of 13-14 months of elevage. Directly opposite Le Moutonne, and now worked by horse.
A big, broad weight of acacia aroma with a touch of oak. Hmm, super texture and shape, melting with great flavour a shot of sucrosity and complexity – minerality too – but wait for the oak to fade – 2-3 years will hopefully be enough – there’s really a fine thing waiting for you. A really great finish!

2017 Chablis Les Clos
All by hand and with the same elevage as the Vaudesir. Also a low yield, using a grey mustard to dynamise the soil.
There’s oak here but also a fresh and floral extra too. Extra mouth-filling volume. More architectural, open, mineral, less about fruit than the Vaudesir, the first flavour has no oak at all, it just comes into view in the last flavours. Proper Clos, the finish showcasing a return of the floral perfume from the nose. Possibly great!

Did somebody mention 2018?:

2018 Côtes d’Auxerre
Bought grapes from friends in St.Bris – bottling in the next days.
That’s a very big and floral, almost minty nose. Mouth-filling, energetic – but pure and ripe at the same time – a completely different fruit profile that would have you questioning if it was chardonnay! It’s really more St.Bris than chardonnay.

2018 Petit Chablis
In bottle – the first of a number of bottlings.
Ooh there is volume here, minerality too – full, but fades in classic way – no hard edges, mouth-watering – but big, almost creamy. Impressive but I prefer the citrus of the 2017s

2018 St.Bris
A deep nose, not so wide, mint leaf sauvignon. Wide, fresh, lovely minerality, not overtly sweet. Big finishing, a wall of finishing flavour – this is good!

 

2016 Bourgogne Chardonnay
A little fresh herb, attractive and inviting. Lots of concentration here, melting flavour a little very attractive bitters in the finish. Bright delicious wine. For a little less than €6 ex cave – great!

2016 Petit Chablis
A finer, wide but less overt nose. A little extra sucrosity, long, delicious wine. I love the mix of sweetness and acidity here – bravo.

2016 Chablis
A more incisive nose, more precision. More supple over the palate a little more melting and mineral really a beautifully refreshing wine that reverberates over the palate – yum!

2016 Chablis Vieilles-Vignes Tour du Roy
Good width and again precision, here with a more floral aspect. A subtle salinity but fresh and modestly excellent – less overt but more complex over the palate – super!

2016 Chablis 1er Côte de Léchet
A modest but fine nose. Delicate, pure, melting and mineral, a good base of semi-sweeteness to make the package. Delicious and super mineral finishing.

2016 Chablis 1er Vau de Vey
The first with an attractive vibration of reduction. Really a much more overtly mineral wine – classically so, with a melting mid-palate, extra energy after finishing – the first – it’s a great finish.

2016 Chablis 1er Montmains
A little more weight of aroma – more structured, but with melting flavour, yet very charming, deliciously complex and a little saline in the finish. This is really excellent Chablis. Bravo!

2016 Chablis 1er Fourchaume
A vibration of minerality once more, here with a little floral accent. Ooh what a line in this wine, mineral, direct, slowly melting flavour – really a super width and dimension of flavour in the mid and finish. Fine, complex finishing lots of individual notes still present. Top!

2016 Chablis 1er Mont de Milieu
A really fine nose that’s a blend of fruit, flowers and fresh minerals – very inviting. Just a little extra depth of texture, growing in intensity, but cushioned at the same time, followed by a nice peak of considered but freshly delicious flavour. Really a fine wine…

2016 Chablis Vaudesir
Really the first nose that’s a little tighter – also with a touch oak. Supple, bubbling concentration, an extra depth of flavour, accented with oak but not too distractingly. Impressively long, very impressively.

2016 Chablis Les Clos
Since the Bourgogne, this is the first full-power nose – fresh, complex, yes a little oak but very impressive. Mouth-filling, fresh, complex, wine of sucrosity and simply deliciousness – the oak on the nose is hardly mirrored on the palate – it’s very well hidden. Simply a sumptuous but fresh and delicious wine – fabulous! “This is exactly the style that we try to achieve.“

Concours Général Agricole of Paris

Chablis Tour du Roy 2017 : gold

Chablis 1er cru Côte de Léchet 2017: bronze

Chablis grand cru Les Clos 2016: gold

Chablis 1er cru Fourchaume 2016 : silver

Chablis 2015 : bronze
Chablis 1er cru Vau de Vey 2015 : gold
Chablis 1er cru Montmains 2015 : gold

Neal Martin – Wine Advocate

Chablis 2015 : 87
Chablis vieille vigne Tour du Roy 2015 : 90
Chablis vieille vigne Tour du Roy 2016 : 90
Chablis 1er cru Côte de Léchet 2015 : 90
Chablis 1er cru Vau de Vey 2015 : 87
Chablis 1er cru Fourchaume 2016 : 90
Chablis 1er cru Mont de Milieu 2015 : 91

Bourgogne Aujourd'hui

n°147 - 2018 vintage

Chablis 1er cru Côte de Léchet : 16/20

Chablis 1er cru Fourchaume : 15,5/20

Chablis 1er cru Vau de Vey : 15/20

Chablis grand cru Vaudésir : 14,5/20

 

n°141 - 2017 vintage

Chablis grand cru Les Clos: 16/20

Chablis 1er cru Montmains  : 15,5/20

Chablis 1er cru Fourchaume: 14,5/20

Tim Atkin

Chablis Cuvée Tour du Roy Vieilles Vignes 2016 : 91
Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir 2016 : 94
Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2016 : 94
Chablis Premier Cru Côte de Léchet 2016 : 93
Chablis Premier Cru Mont de Milieu 2016 : 93
Chablis Premier Cru Vau de Vey 2016 : 93
Chablis P. Cru Fourchaume Vieilles Vignes 2016 : 93
Chablis P. Cru Montmains Vieilles Vignes 2016 : 93
Chablis 2016 : 89
Petit Chablis 2016 : 87

Le Point Spécial Vins

n°2348 – September 2017

Chablis vieille vigne Tour du Roy 2016 : 15/20

Jancis Robinson

Chablis 2017: 16/20

Chablis Cuvée Tour du Roy Vieilles Vignes 2016: 15.5/20

Chablis Premier Cru Vau de Vey 2016: 16.5/20

Chablis Premier Cru Côte de Léchet 2017: 16.5/20

Chablis Premier Cru Montmains 2017: 16,5/20

Chablis Premier Cru Fourchaume 2017: 16.5/20

Chablis Mont de Milieu Premier Cru 2015: 16.5/20

Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir 2017: 16.5/20

Chablis Grand Cru Le Clos 2017: 17+/20

 

Burghound - Allen Meadows

Bourgogne 2018 : 87
Petit Chablis 2018: 86
Chablis 2018 : 88
Chablis Envers de Valmur 2018 : 90-93
Chablis 1er cru Côte de Léchet 2018 : 89
Chablis 1er cru Vau de Vey 2018 : 89
Chablis 1er cru Montmains 2018: 89-91

Chablis 1er cru Fourchaume 2018 : 89-92
Chablis 1er cru Mont de Milieu 2018 : 90
Chablis grand cru Vaudésir 2018: 90-93
Chablis grand cru Les Clos 2018 : 91-93

 

Chablis grand cru Vaudésir 2017 : 92
Chablis grand cru Les Clos 2017: 92

 

Saint Bris 2017 : 87
Petit Chablis 2017: 87

Chablis 2017 : 88
Chablis vieille vigne Tour du Roy 2017 : 89
Chablis 1er cru Côte de Léchet 2017 : 89-91
Chablis 1er cru Vau de Vey 2017 : 88-91
Chablis 1er cru Fourchaume 2017 : 89-91

Chablis 1er cru Mont de Milieu 2017 : 91
Chablis grand cru Vaudésir 2016 : 92

 

James Suckling

-Rated 92/100, Chablis 1er Cru Montmains 2018

-Rated 91/100, Chablis 1er Cru Mont du Milieu 2018

-Rated 91/100, Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume Vieilles Vignes 2018

-Rated 91/100, Chablis 1er Cru Vau de Vey 2018

-Rated 91/100, Chablis 1er Cru Cote de Lechet 2018

Wine Enthusiast

Chablis Envers de Valmur 2018: 90 points

Chablis 1er cru Côte de Léchet 2018: 92 points

Chablis 1er cru Vau de Vey 2018 : 93 points (Editors' choice)

Vinum

Bourgogne Côtes d'Auxerre blanc 2018 : 17/20