One of Chablis' Greatest Values from 2016 AND 2011!

We know of no white Burgundy - from the Cote d'Or or Chablis - that delivers this much Chardonnay goodness and complexity at anything like this price.  Tour du Roy comes from a small plot of 65 year-old vines growing near Grand Cru Vaudesir.  Luxurious winemaking featuring cool fermentation with 40% aging in 2nd and 3rd use barrel allows the quality to shine with an extra layer of smoky, stony, complexity. The 2016 is another great vintage - and, direct from the estate - we're delighted to offer you a tiny bit of the 2011 edition, too. 

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Dom Des Malandes Cuvee Tour Du Roy VV 2016 Product #33322 (In Stock)
Dom Des Malandes Cuvee Tour Du Roy VV 2016 Dom Des Malandes Cuvee Tour Du Roy VV 2016

Tour du Roy comes from a small plot of 65 year-old vines growing near Grand Cru Vaudesir.  Luxurious winemaking featuring cool fermentation with 40% aging in 2nd and 3rd use barrel allows the quality to shine with an extra layer of smoky, stony, complexity.  The aromas are gorgeous with bold scents of fresh rainwater, honeysuckle, lime zest, lemon pulp and crushed stone jumping from the glass. The flavors deliver the same complexity with dried chive notes adding captivating complexity to the yellow apple, green pear and green and yellow citrus fruit and bracing, chalky, minerality.  Delicious now, but this will go a decade in cellar with ease.

"The 2016 Chablis Cuvee Vieilles Vignes Tour du Roy comes from a 1.5-hectare parcel of 60-year-old vines and sees six to nine months in vat. It has quite a complex bouquet that manages to offer appreciable mineralité and subtle fruit aromas that are seamless and almost premier cru in quality. The palate is fresh on the entry, quite saline and lively with a sappy, lightly spiced finish that feels long and persistent. This is an excellent follow-up to the 2015."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Dom Des Malandes Cuvee Tour Du Roy VV 2011 Product #33340 (In Stock)
Dom Des Malandes Cuvee Tour Du Roy VV 2011 Dom Des Malandes Cuvee Tour Du Roy VV 2011

About 18 months ago, as we sat at table with Lyne Marchive and her daughter, Amandine, marveling over a bottle of 2009 Tour du Roy, Lynn raised an eyebrow and asked, "Would your customers have interest in Chablis with age?"  Which is how the winery's last six cases of the 2011 vintage Tour du Roy came to rest in our store - ideally as a way-station on their trip to your cellar!

THIS is why you should always stash away a few bottles of well-made Chablis for 4-8 years.  It serves up a HUGE maturing Chablis nose of crushed chalk, river stones, toasted almond, tangy pineapple and lemon curd – although that’s just an impression, because every swirl uncovers something new.  On the palate it’s fantastically fresh and mineral, with a slick of herby Meyer lemon and tangy green nectarine fruit supporting flavors of toasted nut, citrus zest, rainwater and more.  Boldly chalky/mineral on the finish, where the acidity and crushed stone make your mouth water and bring the flavors back up for a second pass around the mouth.  It’s certainly ready now, although there’s no rush – say drink up by 2021 if you like it now or 2026 if you want even more secondary development.

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Sale Half Case (6): $32.98/ea
Sale Full Case (12): $29.98/ea
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