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2014 Maison Dampt Chablis Les Clos Grand CruChardonnay from France

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"From 40 year old vines, planted to chalk-clay soil with southern exposure from the famed ‘Plein Couer’ section of Les Clos. Aged in older barrels. Total production: 125 case...

  • 93 Allen Meadows - Burghound
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93

"Here too there is enough wood to comment on but not so much to materially impair the transparency of the pretty array of floral, iodine and essence of pear aromas. There is excellent concentration to the powerful, serious and muscular flavors that are more evidently mineral-driven and particularly so on the moderately austere and almost painfully intense finale. Note that at least some patience will be required."

Product Description:

"From 40 year old vines, planted to chalk-clay soil with southern exposure from the famed ‘Plein Couer’ section of Les Clos. Aged in older barrels. Total production: 125 cases.

The Dampt family has a long and illustrious tradition of winemaking in Chablis, with Daniel Dampt and his grandfather Jean Defaix both owning highly regarded estates in the region. Daniel’s son, Vincent, grew up in this world of Chardonnay and decided to follow in the family’s tradition by enrolling himself in wine school at the young age of 14. After graduating, he trained for a short time in the Jura before gaining a position at none other than Domaine Leflaive in Puligny-Montrachet. In 2002, after finishing his training at Leflaive, Vincent began working with his father as winemaker for the family’s estate. After two years, he inherited a few small plots of vineyards, enabling him to create his own domaine. With full control over aspect of farming and winemaking, Vincent truly came into his own as a top tier producer in Chablis with wines that speak of precision and elegance. Vincent’s Chablis vineyards are exquisitely situated on the left bank of the Serein river, on the famous Kimmeridgian marl; a mixture of clay, chalk and marine fossils. For his village and premier cru wines, Vincent vinifies exclusively in tank to preserve every bit of the classic Chablis cut and minerality. With his micro-production Grand Crus, he ferments and ages the wines in older barrels. The fruit for these wines comes from prime parcels in Valmur and Les Clos, showing every bit the majestic qualities that have made these vineyards legendary. With his minimalist approach in the cellar, Chablis rarely is able to express itself with such clarity.

Product Detail

Item # 95354
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-Region Chablis
Ratings

93 - Allen Meadows - Burghound

Vintage 2014
Color White
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla
Nose apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla