(tasted from barrel) usher-in a firm palate that finishes with grip and energy, disclosing a shimmering interaction between chalky, smoky, fusil, saline and somehow crystalline notes on the one hand and fresh lemon and white peach on the other. Vincent Dauvissat maintains that it is in the nature of Vaillons - and should not be superficially associated with the fact that in this year its yield was hailed to a tiny remnant - to be more concentrated, penetrating, and palpably extract-rich than Sechet. With remarkable rectitude and sheer length as well as a dynamic sense of flavor interchange that strikes me as somehow inherently premier cru- rather than grand cru-like (but I don’t mean that as a value judgment!), this should impress through at least 2020.
92-93/100 Robert Parker The Wine Advocate