- 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 1er Cru Forets 2013 Product #29450 (In Stock)
"The 2013 Chablis Forêts is a little richer and more powerful than the Montmains owing to the slightly warmer microclimate. At the same time, the heavy presence of limestone in these soils yields a wine with bright, saline-infused minerality and considerable steely tension." Antonio Galloni 90-92 points
"Here too there are notes of mineral reduction on the citrus, apple and algae suffused nose. The generous yet refined medium-bodied flavors possess good mid-palate concentration as well as a lovely bead of minerality that continues onto the clean, refreshing and saline finish. This isn't quite as refined as the Montmains but it compensates by displaying a bit more minerality and persistence."Allen Meadows 88-91 points
- Dom Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru Sechet 2013 Product #29471 (In Stock)
First vintage for this wine that was part of Vaillons.
"Discreet but pure aromas and flavors of stone and citrus fruits. Fruity, elegant and dry in a positive way, with pliant fruit flavors firmed up on the back end by a stony element but given added personality by an exotic suggestion of soft citrus flavor." Vinous (Tanzer) 88-90 points
"This is really quite pretty with its softly citrus-inflected nose of what floral, algae and quinine water. The medium-bodied flavors are equally attractive with a refined mouth feel and solid delineation before culminating in a spicy finish that displays a hint of bitter lemon. This is a Séchets of finesse and understatement."Allen Meadows 90-92 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
- Dom Louis Michel Chablis Grand Cru Grenouilles 2013 Product #29473 (In Stock)
A powerful, fruit-filled, Grenouilles that’s almost too tempting right now. Ripe and exotic, here you’ll find tropical fruit like mango, papaya, and even pineapple to go with the green apple and salty stone character more typical of Chablis. And, it’s very, very, long.
“Rather exotic aromas of yellow peach, mango, menthol and spices. Rich, broad and tactile, but with nicely integrated acidity (actually the highest of these 2013s, along with Les Clos, at 4.0 gram per liter) leavening the wine's fat and sweetness. Nicely balanced wine from 50-year-old vines.” Steve Tanzer 89-92 points
“Sweet Spot Outstanding. This isn't quite as ripe and the nose is a bit fresher if perhaps not quite as complex with its pretty aromas of mineral reduction, citrus and dried white flowers. Here too there is a good sense of underlying tension to the broad-shouldered and generously proportioned flavors that possess plenty of palate coating dry extract, all wrapped in a saline, long and intense finish that engenders that involuntary salivating reaction. This too should be accessible in its youth.”Allen Meadows 91-93 points