If I Could Buy Only One – January 21 VINTAGES Release

We asked our writers, “If you could buy only one wine from this release, which one would it be and why?”


Domaine Yvon & Laurent Vocoret Petit Chablis 2020

($27.95, Dbino Inc.)
Michael Godel – Citrus zest and a sexy chalkiness strike first in the Domaine Yvon & Laurent Vocoret Petit Chablis 2020, a flux of radiant energy comes next and power transferred to the palate is tangible. More than just a little wine in fact the Vocoret’s Petit Chablis is exemplary of what this appellative category should and must mean. A translation of terroir and it’s important to put into perspective that making comparisons with Chablis, Premier or Grand Cru is both futile and a waste of time. P-C stands alone and the stage presence of this 2020 speaks to place, that being the homestead at Maligny and plots within a three-plus ha set of vineyards delineated as Petit Chablis. Some of the vines are 68 years of age growing in the Kimmeridgian clay-limestone. Not so petit, eh? 

David Lawrason – Here’s an affordable education for those wading into Chablis, and Domaine Yvon & Laurent Vocoret Petit Chablis 2020 is a great value for those who make Chablis a frequent choice, which happens to my category. The nose is not hugely intense but it is fairly complex and detailed with well woven apple, lemon, wet stone, lees and vaguely lactic notes. Medium weight, texturally very refined and fulfilling at the same time. Flavour intensity and length are excellent, with a mouth-watering chalky finish. A very elegant, stylish wine that speaks beyond its Petit-Chablis origin.

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