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CHABLIS AWARDS

British Master of Wine Tim Atkin presides over the 33rd Chablis Wine Competition

Tim Atkin is a writer, journalist, taster, and globetrotter, but above all, he is passionate about wine. He returns to Chablis every year to sample the new vintage and we are delighted that he has agreed to come back on Saturday 19 January as president of the 33rd edition of the Concours des Vins de Chablis wine competition.

This event is unique in that Chablis producers are not permitted to judge the wines themselves. The 86 tasters include journalists, restaurateurs, sommeliers, traders, enologists, and amateur wine buffs. There are two phases to the competition. Firstly, all the samples are tasted. Then those with the best scores are sampled again by a “super jury” which selects the award-winners.

The winning wines are used by the Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) for promotional events both in France and abroad, and act as ambassadors for Chablis wines for a year.
 
Tim Atkin began his career in wine in the 1980s. A Master of Wine, he has won multiple awards, has been named the Glenfiddich Wine Writer Award on several occasions, and Wine Columnist of the Year by the Wine Guild of the United Kingdom.

Over a career spanning more than three decades, Tim Atkin has established an international reputation. In addition to his writing and wine-related journalism, he is also a public speaker and photographer, and has his own website at www.timatkin.com where he posts the tasting notes from his vineyard pilgrimages.

Tim Atkin is an accomplished taster who speaks French and Spanish and has been on the jury of many competitions and tastings in countries around the world including the UK, France, the USA, Italy, Argentina, Spain, South Africa, Chile, and Australia. He is also copresident of the celebrated International Wine Challenge.

Tim Atkin president of the 33rd Chablis Wine Awards

28 winning wines at the 33rd Chablis Wine Competition

Number of samples: 327
Number of tasters: 86
Number of estates or producers represented: 83
Number of medal-winning wines: 28

Petit Chablis 2017
Gold medal
Le Cadet, Domaine de La MOTTE
Domaine CHRISTOPHE et Fils

Silver medal
Tout d'un grand, Domaine VENON et Fils
Domaine VENTOURA

Bronze medal
Domaine BARDET et Fils
Domaine Louis MOREAU

Nominated wines:
Domaine Vincent DAMPT
Domaine HAMELIN
Domaine MICHAUT Frères  
Sylvain MOSNIER
Charly NICOLLE
Domaine SEGUINOT-BORDET


Chablis 2017

Gold medal
Tête d'Or, Domaine BILLAUD-SIMON

Silver medal
Les Vénérables, LA CHABLISIENNE
Domaine PICQ Jacques et ses Enfants
    
Bronze medal
Cuvée Marianne, Domaine Pierre-Louis et Jean-François BERSAN
Domaine VOCORET et Fils

Nominated wines :
Domaine BARDET et Fils
Domaine de la GENILLOTTE
Domaine de La MEULIERE
Jean DURUP Père et Fils  
Domaine DAUVISSAT Jean Père et Fils
Domaine LONG-DEPAQUIT
Domaine Dominique GRUHIER
Domaine BEAUFUME
Domaine Agnès et Didier DAUVISSAT
Tour du Roy, Domaine des MALANDES
Les Truffières, Domaine Jean COLLET et Fils
Domaine MICHAUT Frères


Chablis Premier Cru 2017, Left Bank

Gold medal
Vau Ligneau, Domaine Alain GEOFFROY

Silver medal
Vaillons, Domaine Louis MOREAU
Vau de Vey, Domaine Camille et Laurent SCHALLER

Bronze medal
Vosgros, Domaine Jean-Paul et Benoît DROIN
Montmains, Domaine Guy ROBIN

Nominated wines :
Beauroy, Domaine de La MOTTE
Beauroy, Domaine Daniel DAMPT et Fils
Beauroy, Pascal BOUCHARD
Côte de Cuissy, Domaine de la TOUR
Côte de Léchet, Domaine Daniel DAMPT et Fils
Forêts, Domaine PINSON
Montmains, Maison SIMONNET-FEBVRE
Montmains, Domaine LAROCHE
Montmains, Pascal BOUCHARD
Montmains, Domaine Jean-Paul et Benoît DROIN
Vaillons, Domaine Christian MOREAU Père et Fils
Vaillons, Domaine GAUTHERON Alain et Cyril
Vaillons, Domaine BESSON
Vaillons, Domaine Vincent DAMPT
Vau de Vey, Domaine des MALANDES
Vau Ligneau, Domaine de La MOTTE
Vosgros, Domaine Céline et Frédéric GUEGUEN


Chablis Premier Cru 2017, Right Bank

Gold medal
Montée de Tonnerre, Domaine CHRISTOPHE et Fils
Fourchaume, Domaine Guillaume VRIGNAUD

Silver medal
Fourchaume, Vieilles Vignes, Domaine des MALANDES
Vaucoupin, Domaine Corinne et Jean-Pierre GROSSOT

Bronze medal
Montée de Tonnerre, LA CHABLISIENNE
Fourchaume, LA CHABLISIENNE

Nominated wines:
L'Homme Mort , Domaine GAUTHERON Alain et Cyril
Fourchaume, Domaine CHRISTOPHE et Fils
Fourchaume, Domaine Alain GEOFFROY
Fourchaume, Domaine Jean-Paul et Benoît DROIN
Les Fourneaux, Domaine de La MEULIERE
Les Fourneaux, Domaine GAUTHERON Alain et Cyril
Mont de Milieu, LAMBLIN & Fils
Mont de Milieu, Domaine Nathalie et Gilles FEVRE
Mont de Milieu, Domaine Jean COLLET et Fils
Mont de Milieu, Domaine Guillaume VRIGNAUD
Vaucoupin, Domaine OUDIN
Vaucoupin, Domaine GAUTHERON Alain et Cyril
Vaucoupin, Domaine Camille et Laurent SCHALLER

Chablis Grand Cru 2016

Gold medal
Preuses, Domaine Nathalie et Gilles FEVRE
Vaudésir, Domaine Guy ROBIN
Valmur, Domaine Jean-Paul et Benoît DROIN

Silver medal
Les Clos, Domaine des MALANDES
Preuses, William FEVRE

Bronze medal
Grenouilles, Domaine Jean-Paul et Benoît DROIN    

Nominated wines:
Blanchot, Domaine Guy ROBIN
Bougros, Domaine SERVIN
Les Clos, GARNIER et Fils
Les Clos, Domaine Jean-Paul et Benoît DROIN
Vaudésir, Domaine BESSON

Download here the results of the 33rd Chablis Wine Competition

Download the results of Chablis Wine Competitions since 2013:

The 32nd Chablis Wine Competition 2018 results
The 31st Chablis Wine Competition 2017 results.
The 30th Chablis Wine Competition 2016 results.
The 29th Chablis Wine Competition 2015 results.
The 28th Chablis Wine Competition 2014 results.
The 27th Chablis Wine Competition 2013 results.