Chablis 2021: 4.5/5
‘It was a very good vintage with extremely healthy grapes’ – Vincent Dauvissat
Chablis 2021: wine of the vintage
Domaine Vincent Dauvissat, Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru
After a week spent in Chablis tasting 375 wines, it is clear that 2022 is a very good year – and potentially an excellent one. Although a warm and very dry vintage, yields were not excessive and, crucially, acidity is high. The resulting wines are very well balanced with a lovely combination of the freshness and minerality which typifies Chablis, combined with fleshy, ripe, stone- and tree-fruit flavours.
Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for a selection of top-scoring and top-value Chablis 2022 wines
Coming after the very challenging growing season in 2021 (severe frosts, cold weather and rainfall leading to disease pressure), Chablis 2022 has a different style and one which will appeal both to ‘classic’ Chablis lovers as well as those looking for more generous fruit character.
Top producer Vincent Dauvissat commented that in 2022 ‘the vines were recovering from 2021, and were compensating with lots of vegetative growth’. Dauvissat notes: ‘It was a very good vintage with extremely healthy grapes.’