Chablis 1er Cru Magnum Vau de Vey 2014 Domaine des Malandes
The 2014 Chablis 1er Cru Vau de Vey was cropped at 58 hectoliters per hectare from 45-year-old vines and 30% of the crop was fermented in wooden barrels, but the entirety was aged in stainless steel. It has has a very simplistic bouquet with light white flower and chalky scents that are just missing a little vigor at the moment. The palate is balanced with a touch of white peach on the entry. The acidity is well judged and it feels harmonious, perhaps tender in the mouth. It just flows to its conclusion while maintaining fine tension. This is very elegant and should delight over the next decade. 91 pts Neal Martin robertparker.com
The French don't see much of the Domaine des Malandes. An impressive 92 percent of the production of this well-reputed Chablis domaine is exported. Today they have a total of 27 hectares and a range of wines that covers the whole spectrum from Petit Chablis up to the two grand crus of Vaudesír and Les Clos. Lyne Marchive and her husband Jean-Bernard founded the Domaine des Malandes in 1986. Much of the vineyards come from Lyne's family, the Tremblays.