In the battle for best Grand Cru in Chablis, most people align themselves into two camps: Valmur and Les Clos. However, we’d rather not pick sides as both wines capture the profundity of what Grand Cru Chablis is all about. Valmur has full southern exposure and deep, rocky, limestone soils. In Benoîts hands, this is always a powerful wine with a verticality to its minerality and an enormous capacity to age gracefully – remarkable considering that his 1 hectare of vines here is some of his youngest. If stranded on a deserted island, either Clor or Valmur would be a worthy companion.