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Dom Des Malandes Chablis 2016 Product #33319 (In Stock)
Dom Des Malandes Chablis 2016 Dom Des Malandes Chablis 2016

A stellar introduction to the joys of Chablis and the outstanding quality of the Marchive’s Domaine des Malandes.  The family makes this from 8 small parcels scattered across the region with vines up to 60 years old.  In 2016, there’s lovely fresh stone and white citrus fruit and plenty of salty, selzery, minerality.  As delicious as it is on first pour, give it some air and you'll love how it gains richness and depth.  Decant or enjoy over a couple of nights for a real treat now - or just let it grow in cellar!

"A ripe yet cool nose consists of notes of pear, apple, mineral reduction and a hint of sea breeze. Once again there is a beguiling succulence to the round, caressing and solidly concentrated flavors that deliver notably better depth and persistence on the clean and dry finale."Allen Meadows 87-89 points

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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 Chablis 1er Cru Mont De Millieu 2016 Product #33373 (In Stock)
Dom Des Malandes Chablis 1er Cru Mont De Millieu 2016 Dom Des Malandes Chablis 1er Cru Mont De Millieu 2016

We only got 6 cases of Mont de Milieu this year and it’s not nearly enough.  It’s from one of the warmer sites in Chablis and, like the Grand Crus, with prime southern exposure.  So Mont de Milieu gives wines of more body and richness and most other 1er sites but, at Malandes, is also loaded with zippy acids and crunchy chalk minerality.  A spell in barrel (50% of 1-5 years age) helps tame the fruit and allow true Chablis minerality and vivacity emerge.  Explosive now and even better from 2021.

"Sweet Spot. This had just been bottled prior to my visit and not surprisingly notes of sulfur and reduction pushed the fruit to the background. The palate impression of the full-bodied, sappy and relatively powerful flavors exude a fine bead of minerality that adds a bit of lift to the notably firmer, dry and focused finale. In contrast to most of the prior wines, this will need a few years of cellaring first. If you have the patience to wait this is worth considering."Allen Meadows 91 points

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