2005 V. Dauvissat Chablis 'La Forest'

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2005 V. Dauvissat Chablis 'La Forest'

#1 Post by john stimson » May 22nd, 2020, 8:22 pm

In youth, this wine was ripe and rich, but with great balance and acid to spare, yet nary a hint of it's Chablis origins. It was actually quite delicious. I saved a few. Tonight the wine is pristine, a healthy mid-yellow, slightly greenish color. Ripe and rich, but with great balance and acid to spare, yet nary a hint of it's chablis origins. Yes, and still quite delicious. (with hard work, there is a slight briny/tide pool note occasionally, but this could instead be a hint of hazelnut. If someone had said "Meursault", I would have said--"sure".)

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#2 Post by Rauno E (NZ) » May 23rd, 2020, 10:36 pm

I've not had the Dauvissat Forest but have found other 2005 Chablis nicely long-lived and very good wines with hindsight. I think they do show both their vintage and their origin, but it's certainly easy to guess CdB blind.
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Re: 2005 V. Dauvissat Chablis 'La Forest'

#3 Post by Mike Grammer » May 24th, 2020, 3:33 am

Great note and check-in, John. Your note is what I would expect from a 2005 at this stage in good condition.
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#4 Post by john stimson » May 24th, 2020, 10:56 am

Thanks, guys. Yeah, Rauno, I think perhaps I'm being a little overly dramatic, but I honestly do think that if this wine was presented to me blind, I would have had a tough time saying "Chablis".

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#5 Post by John van T » May 25th, 2020, 2:54 pm

5 of 6 Bottles 05 Forest Dauvissat premox.......
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#6 Post by john stimson » May 25th, 2020, 7:15 pm

Ouch--sorry to hear. I really didn't have much premox trouble until 2008 (a little 2007).

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