Wine Advocate 88 points - The 2012 Chablis has a crisp apple peel and fresh pear-scented bouquet that is well-defined, although I would have liked more vigor. The palate is taut and fresh, quite peppery in the mouth with a terse but focused, Zen-like finish. Economical perhaps, but it does the job you would expect from a village Chablis. Drink now-2015. (Aug 2014)
If you've checked out this price and decided that it doesn't make any sense, then you too could be a wine manager, because all of us tasting the wine had the same reaction. How is it possible to offer a real Chablis (ripe apple and citrus, pronounced minerality, balanced, etc.) from an important producer at $12.99? Part of the answer is to Bayway's credit, but it also means that we were offered the Chablis at a price that made us ask the wine rep if he was sure. This is a fabulous time warp - whether it will last or not is another question, so gather ye Chablis while ye may.