Included in the soil of Fourchaume , it is attached to the Grand Cru Les Preuses, what confers it a quality very close to a Grand Cru. It is a wine all in sharpness and in elegance, a magnificent Premier Cru, rare.
Brilliant golden-green colours with silvery-grey highlights. A nose of a great purity, very crystalline and sophisticated, on delicately anizeed and lemony notes. Rich, dense palate, with a crystalline minerality, on finely spice, iodized and anizeed notes. A delicious and powerful finish.
"Like last year’s rendition, vinified and matured in a large foudre, 2008 Chablis Vaulorent had only just been bottled when I tasted it in April (without seeming to suffer any ill effects) and interestingly enough was among those premier crus for which the estate elected to utilize a screw-cap. Scents and flavors of pineapple, apricot, white currant, and grapefruit mingle with iodine, salt, and toasted nuts. This is quite glossily-textured and glycerin-rich yet infectiously juicy, insistently bright, invigorating, vibratory and refreshing. Look for 8-10 years of enjoyment from this beauty and I hope there are some cork-stoppered “control” bottles so that the differences in its evolution under different closures can be observed."
The Wine Advocate
"Knockout nose combines citrus peel and smoky minerality. At once refined and powerful, with strong acidity keeping the wine tightly wound today. Tactile and saline but less fleshy than the Montee de Tonnerre. Finishes dusty and uncompromisingly dry, but with hints of superripe stone fruits and tangerine. This needs patience!"
International Wine Cellar
"Here the nose consists of discreet notes of SO2 and floral aromas with green fruit and tidal pool notes that continue onto the refined, pure and seductive flavors that are a brilliant combination of power and finesse, all wrapped in a sappy and strikingly long finish. I very much like this bone dry effort."