2019 Chablis Grand Cru Valmur, Jean-Claude et Romain Bessin

2019 Chablis Grand Cru Valmur, Jean-Claude et Romain Bessin

This might just be the best value grand cru in Burgundy. For the sheer weight of character, depth, and precision, you couldn’t do much better for the same price anywhere else. It is smoky, taut, so intense. The palate has elevated power and freshness. This should make great old bones.

Critic score
93.5/100 info
Pricing
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Bottle
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1 available
£80.00
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£91.00
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4 available
£94.00
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1 available
£115.00
Bottle
From a client
6 available
£115.00

Wine details

  • Region & country
    Valmur, Chablis, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2022 - 2032info
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13.5%
  • Classification
    Grand Cru

Tasting notes

Here the wood treatment is more discreet and easily allows the sea breeze, quinine and citrus-inflected aromas to be appreciated. There is once again very good size, weight and volume to the intense, mineral-driven and overtly powerful flavors that already possess excellent complexity on the superbly long and well-balanced finale. This too is clearly built-to-age and a wine that's going to need at least some. In short, this is terrific and well worth searching out provided you have the discipline to cellar it for at least a few years.

Allen Meadows, Burghound (November 2020)
(92—95)/100

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