Robert Parker – 90
Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2011 horizontal tasting in Beaune. The 2011 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos has an initially quite simple bouquet, but one that gains complexity with salted caramel, almond and smoke scents, well defined and gaining vigor with aeration. The palate is crisp and focused on the entry with a fine line of acidity and minerality, although it feels quite austere toward the razor-sharp finish. This is another Dauvissat wine that has completely closed down now, and I expect my parsimonious score will be made to look foolish down the line.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2030
Vinous – 94
The 2011 Chablis Les Clos is especially massive in this vintage. Rich, voluptuous and enveloping, the 2011 wraps around the palate with a crescendo of aromas and flavors supported by equally imposing structure. The style is quite powerful. It will be interesting to see if more Clos finesse develops over time.
Anticipated maturity: 2013-2013