Maison Dousset Chablis 2019


Is this the time to confess that my sister took one look at this bottle and announced that she did not like Chablis, she much preferred Chardonnay (sometimes I wonder if I was adopted). Chablis is, of course, 100% Chardonnay. Needless to say, none was wasted on heathens!

And with this wine, we move up a level to a classic Chablis. Sourced from vineyards located in those famous Kimmeridgian chalk soils, the 2019 vintage gives this wine an added advantage of richness and concentration. There is purity of fruit here and a laser-like focus. The colour is a bright, shining yellow and it is immediately obvious that it is richer, rounder, bolder and riper than its Petit cousin (some will prefer the more restrained style of the Petit, but it is a good thing to have the choice). Look for notes of citrus, orange rinds and florals. There is also fine-boned acidity and it is, as you’d expect, offering more length. Fresh, clean and showing some early complexity, drink it any time you like over the next four to five years. Cracking value.