Sunday, November 5, 2017

Duplessis Chablis is back in stock!

Domaine Gerard Duplessis Chablis:
A family domaine for five generations created in 1895, one of the very few organic estates in Chablis.

2014 Duplessis Chablis Vaillons 1er Cru...$39.99
Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $44.99The 2014 Chablis 1Er Cru Vaillons, which spent six of 18 months in used 450-liter oak barrel (just 10% new), has a very expressive bouquet with a pleasant and well-judged reductive note that does not obfuscate the terroir expression. The palate is medium-bodied with fresh acidity, a lovely saline component with a linear, quite stern and compelling finish. It is a little tight at the moment, but I can see this repaying 2-3 years in bottle. One to watch.
Rated 90+/100 The Wine Advocate

2014 Duplessis Chablis Montee de Tonnerre...$39.99
Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $44.99
The 2014 Chablis 1er Cru Montee de Tonnerre has a very strict and linear, almost tertiary bouquet at first with subtle undergrowth aromas, but it gains intensity with aeration and develops a light white chocolate scent. The palate is well balanced with a saline entry with hints of dried honey and spice, gentle and harmonious; the finish was a little sweeter than I was anticipating.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate

2014 Duplessis Chablis Montmains 1er Cru...$33.99
Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $40.99
The 2014 Chablis 1Er Cru Montmains probably displays the best mineralité on the nose. It is tight and linear at first, but there are lovely flint and granite scents that surface with several swirls of the glass. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, lively and spicy on the entry, moderate depth and slightly pinched on the finish. Give this a year or two in bottle and I am certain that it will put on a little more weight. Still, a very fine Montmains with class.
Rated 91/100 The Wine Advocate

$20 cheaper than the next closest competitor!
2013 Duplessis Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru...$59.99
Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $79.99
The 2013 Chablis Grand Cru les Clos, which comes from a single parcel of vines planted in 1964, has a fragrant bouquet: hints of dried honey intermingling with orange rind at first, segueing into more traditional mineral/granitic aromas. It's quite mercurial as I observed it over five minutes. The palate is well balanced, similar in style to the Fourchaume '13 in some ways with touches of orange rind and even dried mango toward the finish that then merges into quite a lively, spicy, ginger-tinged aftertaste that loiters for 45 seconds. Give this a couple of years in bottle then enjoy this Les Clos over the following decade.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate

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