The Vaucoupin is on the same stretch of ground as the Grand Cru of Chablis and sits on an impossibly-steep south-facing hillside. Hand harvested, strict sorting, native yeasts and natural battonnage in stainless-steel, all of the practical elements are in place for great wines. But the wine is not just great, it is stunning. The Vaucoupin was broad and complex on the nose, with elements of tropical fruits, roasted herbs and a buttery note that reminded me of roast chicken (don't ask, it is just what I smell sometimes!) The palate was absolutely delicious, with amazingly pure flavors that ran from citrus to tropical fruits and mixed in minerals and subtle chalky notes. The wine was silky, broad and chewy but also had a crystal clear vein of minerals running through the middle. Though it is rockin' now, I would like to retaste this wine in ten years. Not inexpensive, but an incredible value.