Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru 'Vaillons' 2017

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Antonio Galloni
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Nick Stock
SKU
LMCH201714 UCAU
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“The sashimi of Chablis - pure, clean, elemental. Never any oak, this is as energetic and pure as Chablis can get. The wines are steely and bright when young, but age gorgeously for years and decades. The holdings are phenomenal, from Grands Crus Grenouilles, Vaudésir and Les Clos to expressive Premiers Crus like Montée de Tonnerre, Forêt and Montmains.” The Sommelier’s Atlas of Taste on Louis Michel. Same soils, vine age and winemaking as Séchets, which used to be blended into Vaillons. Now, this generally features parcels from the tiny climats of Chatains, Roncières and Mélinots.
“The sashimi of Chablis - pure, clean, elemental. Never any oak, this is as energetic and pure as Chablis can get. The wines are steely and bright when young, but age gorgeously for years and decades. The holdings are phenomenal, from Grands Crus Grenouilles, Vaudésir and Les Clos to expressive Premiers Crus like Montée de Tonnerre, Forêt and Montmains.” The Sommelier’s Atlas of Taste on Louis Michel. Same soils, vine age and winemaking as Séchets, which used to be blended into Vaillons. Now, this generally features parcels from the tiny climats of Chatains, Roncières and Mélinots.

Scores & Reviews

93 / 100

Antonio Galloni

The 2017 Chablis Vaillons 1er Cru is dense and powerful in the glass. Notes of hard candy, almond and lemon confit come together in a wine of tremendous follow-through. A creamy mouthfeel leads into the rich, textured finish. All of that density builds into an effortless crescendo of aromas, flavors and textures. This is terrific.

93 / 100

Nick Stock

A very flinty nose with attractive yellow and white-peach aromas and a lemon and grapefruit edge, too. The palate has a very sleek and composed feel with such seamless and focused style. Very linear, plush and smoothly ripe. Drink or hold.