Domaine Pinson

I’m not very familiar with this producer. Any comments on this offer? I usually buy Louis Michel at this price point. TIA

2020 Domaine Roland Lavantureux Chablis Vieilles Vignes (PRE-ARRIVAL) 750mL $25.00
2020 Domaine Pinson Freres Chablis 1er Cru Montmains (PRE-ARRIVAL) 750mL $40.00
2020 Domaine Pinson Freres Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu (PRE-ARRIVAL) 750mL $40.00
2020 Domaine Pinson Freres Chablis 1er Cru Forets (PRE-ARRIVAL) 750mL $40.00
2020 Domaine Roland Lavantureux Chablis 1er Cru Vau de Vey (PRE-ARRIVAL) 750mL $45.00
2020 Domaine Roland Lavantureux Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume (PRE-ARRIVAL) 750mL $45.00
2020 Domaine Roland Lavantureux Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir (PRE-ARRIVAL) 750mL $80.00
2019 Domaine Pinson Freres Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos Cuvee Authentique (PRE-ARRIVAL) 750mL $90.00

Hi Truett, I haven’t seen Pinson in my market for many years. The wines I had from the late 90s and early 00s were very good, ageing well too. Hopefully, someone will chime in with more recent experience, but from what little I’ve read, the Domaine has been on an upward trajectory.

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Bought some 2014 Pinson Chablis Clos based on excellent reviews, from Burghound and Vinous I believe.
2 of my 3 bottles were premoxed.

It looks like your importer likes Chablis with oak :slight_smile:
Pinson have very different wines/approach to Louis Michel - the latter with no oak - some of these Pinson 2020s with plenty. It’s a style choice though, not a quality choice - both are excellent in their respective approaches…
The entry wines from Pinson use DIAM, the 1ers and above not. It’s similar for Louis Michel - the entry wines with DIAM and the rest with NDtech cork - which will bring extra security re TCA (not 100% in my experience) but won’t offer anything extra re oxidation.

Would you say that Lavantureux shows a lot of oak? I like to consider myself oak-averse, and haven’t detected much. But I’ve only had the Chablis, Chablis VV, and Chabli Vauprin from '18 and '19.

I’ve bought some from Skurnik to pour at dinners. Always a crowd pleaser and performs wells for the price point in my opinion.

They are wines that use oak - sometimes it’s more visible than other times. Delicious as they are, I wouldn’t drink them young, also preferring to avoid…

In general agreement with these comments—I’ve had a few Pinsons and they’ve been solid and reliable wines. My palate preference leans towards Michel. Haven’t myself had any premox issues.



Thanks Bill for confirming that my oak tolerance has gone up… scary days… I have to reevaluate where my life is heading….

Pinson oak treatment has never bothered me (and I generally do not like oak on Chablis). But I don’t think I’ve bought since the ‘14s.
I’ve enjoyed them quite a lot.

I tried a couple of '18s (Milieu and Montmains) from the K&L sale section,and thought they were nice for the $29 price. On the slightly softer side for Chablis because of the vintage, but not much oak and nicely balanced. I think they will be best in 2-4 years, but I’m fine with that.

To be fair, the oak on the 2018s was hardly visible - Authentique excepted - the 2019s too, again Authentique excepted. This January for the 2020s it was more overt for a few wines…

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