Daniel Dampt Chablis
2017 produced pretty and particularly aromatic whites that are at once fleshy, delicious and moderately transparent whites. BURGHOUND
Generally speaking, I find the 2017 vintage to hold more promise than the 2016… I discern more brightness and clarity in the latter. NEAL MARTIN, Vinous
For many long years Daniel Dampt has been producing some of the regions most classical and engaging expressions, so I guess the big news is that as of 2018 he has hung up his hat and left the domaine to his two sons who have both been working alongside him and running their own projects as well. It would appear that this beloved estate is in good hands for the future but long term fans will be watching closely, myself included. It would also seem that Daniel has gone out with a bang. 2017 as a vintage easily eclipses its two predecessors and is the most convincing since the epic 2014s, a fantastic return to classic, mineral laden and expressive Chablis which falls right in to Dampt’s wheelhouse. It is the kind of year that we get really wrapped up in here at PWS HQ where being a Chablis fiend is almost a prerequisite to getting a job here.
If you are not familiar with this man’s wines you owe it to yourself to try them. Not only are they among the best examples in any given year, riveting and precise, but they remain stupendous value. I suggest buying up, opening a couple now and if you can keep your hands off it then hiding them in the cellar for a few years will only improve things. We are offering the wine at a very sharp 20% off in straight cases.
I think Allen’s review of the wine sums it up nicely “This is an outstanding villages and very much worth your attention for its level.”