Very pronounced floral and fruit driven bouquet, with lovely freshness and a few mineral notes. Full-bodied palate, with lovely roundness.
Vinous 90 points - The 2011 Chablis Vaillons is pretty, textured and open, with lovely veins of underlying minerality that lend an air of brightness to the white stone fruit and pear flavors. The Vaillons is an excellent choice for drinking over the next few years.
Wine Advocate 91 points - There is quite a bit of tension and acidity on the finish to frame layers of rich, highly expressive fruit in the 2011 Chablis Vaillons. This explosive Chablis captures an attractive middle ground between the cooler and riper styles of the year, with both plenty of detail and depth. Since 2006, this parcel has been farmed biodynamically. Anticipated maturity: 2013+. (Aug 2012)
Located on the Cote des Vaillons, this appellation has 8 distinct “lieux dits”. With a soil base more limestone than clay, sitting on hard, compact Portlandian limestone, it represents all the different types of Chablis terroir under one appellation.
|Fish, seafood and shellfish, grilled or in a cream sauce. Poultry and white meat, grilled or in a cream sauce.