Domaine Daniel Dampt 2021 Chablis "Vaillons" 1er Cru 750ml
Discreet hints of white pepper add interest to the elegant aromas of white flowers, seashore and iodine where the latter is picked up the succulent, round and punchy medium-weight flavors are supported by bright acidity on the lingering if slightly rustic finale. This competent effort is built to repay 6 to 8 years of keeping.
Score: 90-92 points -- Allen Meadown, Burghound.com, 2022
Daniel Dampt, continuing a 150-year family legacy in winemaking, has merged his vineyard with his father-in-law, Jean Defaix's. Their estate now spans 30 hectares, with 16 hectares dedicated to Chablis and 14 hectares to Chablis Premier Cru, notably in regions like Vaillons, Fourchaume, Cote de Lechet, Les Lys, and Beauroy. They've recently upgraded their cellar, now featuring stainless steel tanks and modern, efficient equipment. This upgrade has boosted their bottle production to 150,000 annually. Importantly, all of Daniel Dampt's wines are produced and bottled on-site, using grapes exclusively from their vineyards, ensuring distinct personality and quality in each wine. Daniel's sons, Vincent and Sebastien, are now actively involved in the family business, bringing fresh perspectives from their training stints in New Zealand and Australia.