Domaine Sébastien Dampt
Chablis “Les Vaillons”
1er Cru White 750 ml
Tasted: Oct 10, 2019
Note: mostly from 50+ year old vines in Beugnons
Producer note: Sébastien Dampt is the son of Daniel (see above) and the wines are made in the same facilities and with the same philosophies. Readers should know that Dampt is a member of the “no oak” school, at least for the non-négociant wines. Note that the importers for Daniel and Sébastien are not the same. (Wine House Limited, www.winesf.com, CA, and Integrity Wines, www.integritywines.com, NY, both USA; Les Vieux Garçons, www.lesvieuxgarçons.ca, QC, Canada; and John Armit Wines, www.armit.co.uk and Berry Brothers & Rudd, www.bbr.com, both UK).
Tasting note: An expressive nose offers up notes of white orchard fruit, acacia blossom, matchstick and petrol whiffs. There is better verve to the delicious and attractively textured medium-bodied flavors that flash more evident minerality on the moderately dry finale. This needs to add depth but the underlying material appears to be up to the task and my rating assumes that the complexity will gradually develop.