New Wines from Domaine Vocoret
The Best Value in Chablis?
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Classic Chablis at reasonable prices is increasingly rare. The best producers make exceptional and classic wines, but at prices that are hard to afford for casual drinking. There is an ocean of affordable but mass-market Chablis that lack any sort of typicity. Domaine Vocoret, on the other hand, exists in a perfect overlap—the wines are delicious and have an essential-ness about them that screams Chablis. The pricing, too, is within reach, even with the Grand Cru wines, all under $70 a bottle. When you combine the quality of the estate with the excellent 2017 vintage, you have a truly winning set of wines on your hands that you can buy now. Writing for the Wine Advocate, William Kelley declared that “there can be little argument that 2017 is the finest Chablis vintage since 2014.” Furthermore, he urged his readers ” to acquire the wines while they are still available.” At these prices, that’s going to be an easy thing to do. These arrive later next month and you’d do well to put your order in right now.
Arriving ETA Late November:
Domaine Vocoret et Fils Blanchot, Chablis Grand Cru 2017 750ML ($79.95) $66 pre-arrival special
William Kelley – Wine Advocate 90 points “The 2017 Chablis Grand Cru Blanchot bursts from the glass with a fragrant bouquet of orange rind, citrus blossom and honeysuckle. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, broad and fleshy, with ripe but succulent flavors and good dry extract.”
Domaine Vocoret et Fils Les Clos, Chablis Grand Cru 2017 750ML ($79.95) $66 pre-arrival special
William Kelley – Wine Advocate 92 points “The 2017 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos is the high point of the range, unfurling to reveal a rich bouquet of confit citrus, peaches, white flowers and almond paste. On the palate, it’s full-bodied, ample and fleshy, with the most concentration and length of any wine in the cellar, buttressed by ripe acids.”
Domaine Vocoret et Fils Valmur, Chablis Grand Cru 2017 750ML ($79.95) $66 pre-arrival special
VinopolNote “Valmur is always one of the most mineral inflected, stony and long-aging of the Grand Crus and so it is here at Vocoret. This is an impressive, coiled Chablis that’s built for the cellar but will repay that time admirably.”
Domaine Vocoret et Fils Vaudesir, Chablis Grand Cru 2017 750ML ($79.95) $66 pre-arrival special
VinopolNote “Vaudesir is always the ‘overlooked’ Grand Cru, which is a shame. This is a beautiful, expressive bottle of Chablis that’s the most open of Vocoret Grand Crus. Big aromatics, mineral detail and delicately orchard fruit frame beautiful acidities and a fantastic texture.”
Domaine Vocoret et Fils Les Forets, Chablis Premier Cru 2017 750ML ($34.95) $28 pre-arrival special
Importer Note “Fôrets is on the western side of the Serein river on a south-facing hill of high-quality Kimmeridgian soils just a few miles southwest of the town of Chablis. This site is known for elegant, steely expressions of Chardonnay.”
Domaine Vocoret et Fils Les Forets Vielles Vignes, Chablis Premier Cru 2017 750ML ($49.95) $33 pre-arrival special
VinopolNote “This is a richer, more powerful version of Foret, sourced from an old vine-parcel of particular note. Like all of the other Premier and Grand Cru wines from Vocoret, this is fermented and aged in wood, though it sees a touch more new oak than the “regular” Foret bottling. A stunner, especially in 2017.”
Domaine Vocoret et Fils Montee de Tonnerre, Chablis Premier Cru 2017 750ML ($49.95) $33 pre-arrival special
William Kelley – Wine Advocate 90 points “Aromas of orange rind, green apples and white flowers introduce the 2017 Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre, a medium to full-bodied wine that’s quite powerful and concentrated, with a fleshy core of fruit but lively balancing acids.”
This is the lowest listed price in the USA today!
Domaine Vocoret et Fils Vaillons Vielles Vignes, Chablis Premier Cru 2017 750ML ($49.95) $33 pre-arrival special
William Kelley – Wine Advocate 91 points “From a parcel in Séchet planted in the 1950s, the 2017 Chablis 1er Cru Les Vaillons Vieilles Vignes is one of the high points of the range, wafting from the glass with aromas of ripe lemons, green apple, spring flowers and crushed chalk. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, satiny and tangy, with good tension and chalky grip on the finish.”
Can’t Wait? Check These Older Vintages Out, In Stock Now:
Domaine Vocoret et Fils Valmur, Chablis Grand Cru 2014 750ML ($79.95) $59 special
Case-6 Domaine Vocoret et Fils Valmur, Chablis Grand Cru 2014 750ML ($349.95) $299 special (that’s only $49.83/bottle!)
Stephen Tanzer 92+ points “Much less expressive on the nose than the Blanchots but still with noteworthy incipient complexity to the aromas of citrus peel, white flowers, wet stone, white pepper and clove. Boasts terrific grain and thrust, but this youthfully dry, uncompromising wine is downright brooding today in spite of its essential light touch. Incisive flavors of citrus fruits, white flowers and ginger are further lifted by subtle herbal accents. This is excellent.”
Burghound 92 points “In contrast to the Vaudésir this is much better with much more evident Chablis character on the green fruit and citrus-infused nose that displays an appealing hint of mineral-reduction. There is excellent punch and detail to the relatively rich and powerful flavors that possess reasonably good mid-palate concentration before culminating in a notably stony and lingering finish that is presently quite tightly wound. This is definitely going to require a few years to further flesh out and develop better depth but the balance and underlying material are present for that to occur.”
Domaine Vocoret et Fils Les Clos, Chablis Grand Cru 2014 750ML ($79.95) $59 special
Stephen Tanzer 93 points “Pale straw-yellow. Sweaty, savory aromas of fresh peach, ginger, quinine and crushed rock. Wonderfully generous, even silky, on the front half, as much floral and marrowy as peachy in the early going. With its strong impression of terroir, this wine already delivers a lot of personality, but its strong finishing saline minerality and brisk acidity call for at least a couple years of delayed gratification. This very ripe, smooth but vivacious 2014 grand cru should age gracefully.”