2018 Patrick Piuze Chablis Vaulorent

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(Chablis “Vaulorent”- Domaine Patrick Piuze) After this vineyard being too heavily-frosted in 2017 to produce a wine from, I was very happy to see it once again back in the Domaine Piuze lineup in 2018. This is a dynamite premier cru, offering up a precise and complex bouquet of apple, pear, a touch of blood orange, a very complex base of minerality, dried flowers and a bit of straw in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, complex and vibrant, with a great core, laser-like focus and lovely cut and grip on the long, balanced and very classy finish. (Drink between 2023-2055)

John Gilman | 93+ JG
The 2018 Chablis 1er Cru Vaulorent numbers among the highlights of the Piuze range this year, unfurling in the glass with notes of lime zest, lemon oil, oyster shells and white flowers. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, satiny and incisive, with superb concentration, excellent tension at the core and a pure, precise finish.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 93 RP
Chalky, floral and very fresh with custard-like notes and a lime edge to the nose. The palate delivers a very contained, succulent feel with a racy-acidity and mineral wash, across fresh melon and lemon pastry. Density here is a feature. Drink or hold on release.

James Suckling | 93-94 JS
Lemon cake, apple, floral and light vanilla flavors grace this supple, juicy white, with a creamy texture. Lively acidity keeps this all balanced and focused. The fluid feel makes this approachable now, yet it should develop further over the short term. Drink now through 2025. 248 cases made, 73 cases imported.

Wine Spectator | 92 WS

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Vintage 2018
Color White
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer Patrick Piuze
Rating 93+ JG
Region Burgundy: Situated just west of the beautiful river Saone, the hills and valleys of Burgundy stand as they have stood since medieval times, and you can almost hear the cheerful chatter of vineyard workers from miles away. Indeed, France's identity in the world of wine would be incomplete without the inclusion of Burgundy and its many viticultural achievements. Every little sub-region of the area boasts a unique soil composition, which, when combined with the area's climate conditions, creates an incredibly diverse and appealing selection of fine wines. Every new bottle is an adventure of its own, and a snapshot of its birthplace. You could spend years sampling great Burgundian wines, and you would still have a lot to learn, which is what makes the region so compelling for veterans and novice wine lovers alike. No matter what your taste in wines may be, there is a winery in Burgundy that could mesmerize your mind and make your senses scream with joy. And what better way to spend a comfy summer afternoon with your friends and family than with a classy bottle from some of the region's most reputable wineries? From the noble slopes of Cote d'Or to the flatlands near various settlements, let us help you on your journey as we explore Burgundy's most delicious and renowned wines.
Type of Wine Burgundy White: No one can express the full potential of Chardonnay quite like the visionaries from Burgundy. With an almost entirely single-minded devotion to the noble varietal in question, they continue to push the boundaries of quality, to the joy of their many fans worldwide. Discover the nuances of every producer and come out changed forever.
Varietal Chardonnay: Isn't just the most popular white wine in the world - it's angelic. Anyone with a developed taste for fine wine would struggle to maintain composure after tasting some of the stronger vintages of this masterpiece. Aside from France and the United States, you can expect to encounter bottles from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, Italy, Chile, and quite a few others. Every region that produces quality Chardonnay tends to add their own spin to it by including a lot of delicious fruits and changing up their techniques
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