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Chablis 1er cru Vaucoupin 2013
Source : Stephen Tanzer - 08/06/2014
89-91/100. (from 48-year-old vines): Bright yellow. Citrus fruits, minerals and flowers on the nose, plus a suggestion of gingery spice. Intensely flavored and nicely deep, with an attractive sugar/acid balance contributing to an overall impression of smoothness. Saline and white pepper qualities add interest to the middle palate. Finishes pliant and long, with firm chalky minerality. (The 2013 Chablis Butteaux was in a very disjointed state in the middle of its cold stabilization and was impossible to assess with confidence.)

 

Chablis 1er cru Vaucoupin 2013
Source : Antonio Galloni - Vinous - 25/06/2014
88-90/100. A vertical wine, the 2013 Chablis Vaucoupin is all about structure. All the dimensions fill out very nicely. An initial blast of fruit melds into more intense, crushed rock and mineral nuances, especially on the finish. The Vaucoupin is a bit clenched but that should not be an issue after elevage. Overall, the Vaucoupin conveys an impression of very much being tied to the ground, with good depth, but also elements of rusticity.