This hot, early and bountiful vintage was a welcome relief for weather-plagued producers. But while the quantity is there quality is patchy, says Tim Atkin MW, with much depending on yields, picking dates and producer nous. See the top-rated wines to buy, from grand cru to Petit Chablis.
First the good news: there’s lots of Chablis 2018 to go round. After the hail- and frost-imposed penury of 2016 and 2017, nature was munificent this time, filling cellars to overflowing. ‘In 2017, we needed 10 vines to fill a basket with grapes,’ says Christian Moreau of Domaine Christian Moreau. ‘In 2018, we needed only one. Two more days of harvest and we’d have run out of space!’
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See Tim Atkin MW’s 32 top-scoring Chablis 2018 wines
All wines scored 95 points or above.