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From cask, Dauvissat’s 2006 Chablis Preuses smells of toasted grain, roasted nuts, pungent buckwheat, ripe peach, high-toned floral perfume suggesting gentian, and ocean breeze. An amazing depth of indescribable minerality – approximating meat stock and crustacean reduction, with suggestions of soy – saturates the palate, leading to a generous yet still mysteriously savory, mouth-watering finish that contrasts dramatically with the chalky, faintly bitter character of the La Forest. This should become an extraordinary example of terroir and minerality within the context of enveloping richness, and of richness without the least bit of heaviness, and should mature excitingly for the next 12-15 years. Not that I would feel any compunction about pulling a cork now. “Compulsion” would be a better word for what I would feel if I were sitting on bottles of this gem! Exotically ripe, honeyed, almost buttery in texture, yet with palate-nipping hints of botrytis, the 2005 Preuses finds room for some mysterious, savory mineral nuances as well, but is not in the exalted class of this 2006.
Here the nose is bright, elegant and classy, offering an unmistakable step up in distinction and refinement with background notes of botrytis that can also be found on the textured, supple and pure medium full flavors that are sweet, complex and utterly palate drenching on the hugely long finish. This is the most primary wine in the range and tasting it was akin to eating freshly picked grapes. It's a "wow" wine.
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