2020 Chablis 1er Cru Côte de Léchet, Domaine Daniel Dampt

One has to pay up for serious white Burgundy these days, so the wines I recommend from this region are truly world-class and worth every penny. Of course, the 2021 Anjou Blanc Cady (HH&C – now sold out) is more appropriate for everyday duties while not dropping your standards of taste and elegance, but when the time comes to show off, please be very selective about the wines you buy. This Chablis has a flavour that soars over its price, making it about as high a price I feel is necessary to pay for dinner party entertaining in these challenging times. The wine is celestial; perfectly balanced, generous, silky-smooth, and with white-knuckle tension on the finish. It is a wine of rare beauty, and I hope you grab a few bottles to see what I mean. Oh, and the price is for a MAGNUM! Yes, you read that correctly.
18/20 (Drink now – 2024)

The Finest Fifty 2022, Matthew Jukes, www.matthewjukes.com, 11th Jan 2023

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