Domaine Laroche Chablis Les Vaillons Vieilles Vignes 2016

Domaine Laroche Chablis Les Vaillons Vieilles Vignes 2016

SKU 1731


There is a velvety character in this wine that comes from the sunny character of the vineyard. Perfectly ripe Chardonnay grapes grown on old vines give Vaillons a typical oriental spice overtone. On the palate,it offers real sinew but never lacks the elegance of the best premiers crus of Chablis.
Category White Wine
Region France, Burgundy, Chablis
Brand Domaine Laroche
Alcohol/vol 12.5%
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Wine SpectatorLemon cake, apple, flint and stone aromas and flavors are the hallmarks of this vibrant version. Balanced in a steely manner, with a long, detailed finish.

Bruce Sanderson, September 30, 2018
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Wine AdvocateOffering up notes of lemon and lime zest, white peach and flowers, the 2016 Chablis 1er Cru Les Vaillons Vieilles Vignes is medium to full-bodied, delicately glossy and stony, with an ample attack that gives way to a pure, precise and attractively mineral finish. While this can be a precocious premier cru, it's an attractively balanced Vaillons that's holding something in reserve.

William Kelley, August 31, 2018