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2018 Domaine Roland Lavantureux Chablis

Chablis, FRANCE
$54. 99 Bottle
$659.88 Dozen
ABV: 12.5%
Closure: Cork

Roland Lavantureux founded his namesake domaine in 1978 following his completion of wine school in Beaune. Since then he has built a reputation for crafting some of the most consistent and reliable examples of Chablis from vineyards planted on the prized Kimmeridgian soils around the village of Lignorelles. The domaine is now under the care of Roland's two sons Arnaud and David who have increased the family holdings to twenty-one hectares, adding single-vineyard cuvées while constantly striving for more complexity and layered texture in the mineral-driven wines they produce. Ferments are temperature controlled in stainless steel and all but the Petit-Chablis spends some time in 2 to 5 year old barriques. Whilst the Vaudesir is a mighty Grand Cru, the signature wine of the Domaine is the lieu-dit 'Vauprin' which is one of the highest vineyards in Chablis and gives remarkable mineral influence to the wine.

Other Reviews....
The 2018 Chablis Village, matured for 12 months in 80% stainless steel and 20% used oak, has a vibrant, fresh, classic Chablis nose that many other growers were not able to achieve in this warm year. The palate is very well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, vibrant and zesty, showing a touch of spice on the elegant finish. This must surely be one of the finest Chablis Village of 2018. Drink 2021 - 2033.
92 points
Neal Martin - Vinous

A little bit of youthful reduction. Pale lemon yellow. Plenty of fruit behind, there is a touch of softness compared to 2017 but it is very persistent indeed. Extremely promising. Mostly on kimmeridgian soil from Beines, Lignorelles, Ligny and Villy.
88 points
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

A touch of wet walnut accompanies pear and lemon on this wine's fresh nose. Vivaciousness at the core belies the heat of the 2018 vintage. Yes, there is concentration and some midpalate weight, but salty, preserved-lemon freshness dominates the wine and bright finish.
92 points
Anne Krebiehl MW - Wine Enthusiast