- Dom Louis Michel Chablis 2013 375ml Product #29453 (In Stock)
Half Bottle. Guillaume Michel crafts his “village” level Chablis from seven different Chablis vineyards located on both sides of the river. The organically farmed vines are up to 50 years of age and produce clean, ripe, succulent fruit – even in difficult vintages like 2013. From the classic green-tinged color and modest 12.5% alcohol, you might expect this to be sharp or green tasting, but even with no oak to hide any flaws, it’s a lovely marriage of generous, ripe green and yellow apple, tangerine, and lemon/lime fruit and Chablis classic cut and salty stone minerality. An easy wine to enjoy all by itself or with a wide range of foods, but you certainly will love it with traditional Chablis matches like oysters and clams!
"Tangerine, spice and hazelnut overtones emerge from Louis Michel's 2013 Chablis. This textured, expressive, mid-weight Chablis is an excellent choice for drinking over the next few years." Antonio Galloni 87-88 points
"A more complex nose features notes of exotic dried yellow fruit, white flowers and a whiff of sea breeze. There is more volume and better punch to the delicious, clean and somewhat drier finish. This too will be approachable young."Allen Meadows 86-89 points
- Dom Louis Michel Chablis 2014 Product #30544 (In Stock)
Just another fantastic wine from the Chablis traditionalists at Domaine Louis Michel. We love the marriage of ripe, wide-open, Chardonnay fruit with Chablis’ crisp acidity and lingering, refreshing, wet-stone minerality. The rich texture makes this delicious to sip all on its own, but it will sing with shellfish, halibut, and creamy mushroom and chicken dishes, too. Bravo!
"Good pale, bright yellow. Deeper on the nose than the Petit Chablis but also a bit shy and metallic, offering scents of lemon and acacia flower. Delivers more sweetness and stuffing, with fruit-driven flavors of lemon and orange carrying nicely on the aftertaste. This fresh, easygoing wine was made from fruit picked during the last two days of the harvest." Vinous (Galloni) 87-88 points
"An interesting nose that features notes of petrol, citrus and menthol leads to wonderfully vibrant, detailed and intense flavors that possess good minerality on the lingering finale. This mildly fruity effort should be accessible young but be capable of rewarding a few years of bottle age as well."Allen Meadows 87-90 points
- Dom Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru Forets 2014 Product #30672 (In Stock)
One of the more mineral and detailed of the Louis Michel Premier Crus, solid rock is only a few centimeters underneath the very shallow topsoil. Always exciting on release and for mid-term cellaring.
“Pale straw-yellow. Expressive nose offers scents of peach, acacia flower and vanilla. Round and pliant if still a bit youthfully unforthcoming, with a peach flavor nicely shaped by ripe acidity and firm mineral spine. Finishes dry, saline and linear, with good length.” Vinous (Tanzer) 88-90 points
“A wonderfully pure nose offers up plenty of classic Chablis aromas in the form of iodine, oyster shell and mineral reduction along with floral and citrus scents. There is fine delineation to the delicious, intense and energetic medium weight flavors that culminate in an overtly stony and bone dry finish. This is textbook Forêts.”Allen Meadows 89-92 points
- Dom Louis Michel Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2013 Product #29475 (In Stock)
From the largest and, arguably, best of Chablis Grand Cru vineyards, this is a majestic, if tightly-wound, wine. Powerful and fresh at once.
“A mysterious wine, the 2013 Chablis Les Clos isn't ready to show all of its cards just yet. Chamomile, spices, sage and mint grace the palate in an exquisite, subtle Chablis long on class. Today the Clos is quite reticent and unexpressive, but I found that with many wines from this site in 2013, so that is not terribly surprising.” Antonio Galloni 91-93 points
“Don’t Miss! A penetrating nose features pungent notes of mineral reduction, wet stone, rose petal and citrus peel. There is excellent volume and detail on the intense, and intensely stony, flavors that possess ample size, weight and muscle. This is less youthfully monolithic than it usually is, indeed this is really quite succulent and approachable though note that it should improve for up to a decade.”Allen Meadows 91-94 points