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Dom Louis Michel Chablis 2013 375ml Product #29453 (In Stock)
Dom Louis Michel Chablis 2013 375ml Dom Louis Michel Chablis 2013 375ml

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

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Dom Des Malandes Cuvee Tour Du Roy VV 2015 Product #31845 (In Stock)
Dom Des Malandes Cuvee Tour Du Roy VV 2015 Dom Des Malandes Cuvee Tour Du Roy VV 2015

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.  Richly textured and wonderfully pure and stony, the green melon and fresh apple fruit get a big lift from salty minerality and tangy lime zest.  Dense, rich, hugely long, and utterly captivating right now through 2025 at least.

"The 2014s and 2015s from Domaine des Malandes were tasted blind. I was very impressed by the consistency here. It's great to see this well-known name in Chablis doing so well--long may it continue. The 2015 Chablis Cuvee Vieilles Vignes Tour du Roy has a clean and correct bouquet with attractive gun-flint aromas. I like the precision here. The palate is clean and fresh with a keen line of acidity, just the right amount of salinity and a tender, composed finish. Very well made, just everything you want from a well-priced Chablis."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Dom Louis Michel Chablis 2015 Product #32060 (In Stock)
Dom Louis Michel Chablis 2015 Dom Louis Michel Chablis 2015

Year-in, year-out, this is one of the most satisfying “village” level Chablis we carry.  In 2015 there’s a bit more volume and richness, but still plenty of classic steely Chablis cut and focus.  Fresh aromas of white fruits, Key lime, apple and more waft from the glass.  More mouthfilling and powerful than in 2014, the wine paints your pallet with ripe apple and fresh peach fruit with a nice lift of tangy apricot and lemon for freshness.  No oak or lees stirring in 2015 to interfere with the intensely fresh and ripe fruit but plenty of salty stone minerality on the clean, lingering, finish.  This will make a fantastic “house white” this Spring – Fall and delight on its own, with shellfish, or even with savory grilled chicken.

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Dom Des Malandes Chablis 2015 Product #31844 (In Stock)
Dom Des Malandes Chablis 2015 Dom Des Malandes Chablis 2015

A stellar introduction to the joys of Chablis and the outstanding quality of Lyne Marchive’s Domaine des Malandes.  Lyne makes this from 8 small parcels scattered across the region with vines up to 60 years old.  In 2015, there’s an extra layer of richness and fruit but no shortage of refreshing citrus and salty stone minerality.  You’ll love this right now for the fresh fruit and saline finish and even more next year as it gains complexity.  Note that Burghound’s description matches mine, but the score is far too low.

"Subtle and stony on the nose, dry but with a citrus foundation giving depth. All present and correct and with good length." JancisRobinson.com 16/20 points

"Chablis typicity on the very fresh nose that combines notes of pear, apple and lemon rind with those of iodine and quinine. The textured, round and seductive medium weight flavors possess fine concentration, all wrapped in an almost soft and mildly sweet finale. This easy-to-like effort could also be drunk immediately."Allen Meadows 87 points

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Dom Des Malandes Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume VV 2015 Product #31847 (In Stock)
Dom Des Malandes Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume VV 2015 Dom Des Malandes Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume VV 2015

Perhaps THE most stellar value of the offering for drinking now and over the next 10 years.  Fourchaume sits on the same slope and to the north of the Grand Crus and often gives glimpses of Grand Cru richness and power. Wonderful Chablis intensity and salty vibrancy here but also a very generous dose of rich, ripe, buttered pear.  Turns stony and showing a touch of wood-induced salty caramel (20% ages in 1-5 year-old barrel) on the long, pure, finish.  Extraordinary value here in a wine that’s almost too delicious today to justify waiting.

"Expressive with wet stones and green fruits. A steely intensity that was missing from their Montmains. On the palate, too, more drive, though less immediate fruit than the Côte de Léchet."  JancisRobinson.com 16.5/20 points

"This is aromatically fresher still with its ripe array of green fruit, citrus, white flower and iodine aromas. Consistent with the nose the seductively textured, round and delicious flavors possess fine freshness, verve and salinity while coating the mouth on the moderately dry but sneaky long finish."Allen Meadows 90 points

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Dom Des Malandes Chablis 1er Cru Mont De Millieu 2015 Product #31849 (In Stock)
Dom Des Malandes Chablis 1er Cru Mont De Millieu 2015 Dom Des Malandes Chablis 1er Cru Mont De Millieu 2015

While Fourchaume is more rich and immediately delicious, this could be the better value if you’d like to cellar your Chablis for 3-10 years.  One of the warmer sites in Chablis and, like the Grand Crus, with prime southern exposure, Mont de Milieu gives wines of more body and richness and most other 1er sites.  The richer fruit benefits from a bit more wood (50% of 1-5 years age) to tame the fruit and allow true Chablis minerality and vivacity emerge.  Delicious now for the fruit and spice but at its best from 2020.

"A lightly exotic nose of pure white orchard fruit and muscat nuances displays background hints of mineral reduction and seaweed, both of which are picked up by the rich, round, powerful and concentrated flavors that possess an opulent but balanced finish that exhibits slightly better depth and length. Worth a look."Allen Meadows 91 points

"The 2015 Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu, which was aged half and half in oak barrels and stainless steel, has a strict and tightly wound bouquet with apple blossom and cold limestone scents, both well defined. The palate is crisp and fresh with apple peeling, fresh pear and a touch of herbaceousness. But I like the tension and focus here, surprisingly reserved for a 2015 and benefiting from superior tension and terroir-expression on the finish."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Dom Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru Forets 2015 Product #32062 (In Stock)
Dom Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru Forets 2015 Dom Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru Forets 2015

Forets has always been one of our favorite 1er Cru wines from Louis Michel, and vintage 2015 is no exception. The estate's Forets vines grow in shallow soils, with just a few centimeters of pour, stony, soil covering the limestone rock of the hill.  In 2015 there's lots of salty Chablis minerality on the nose - so much so that you'd almost think the wine was made in oak instead of stainless steel.  In the mouth, it's muscular and intense with apple, citrus and stone fruit flavors framed by notes of crushed sea shell and a hint of dried herb honey.  Delicious now but clearly better from 2019 as the minerality emerges.

"Pale-medium yellow. Pungent scents of lime, pear and musky minerality. At once dense and juicy, with a lovely spine of acidity running through the wine and giving its fresh orchard and citrus fruit and floral flavors very good precision without any hardness. Classic moderately fleshy Chablis from Kimmeridgian chalky marl soil." Vinous (Stephen Tanzer) 90 points

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Dom Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru Montee Tonnerre 2015 Product #32063 (In Stock)
Dom Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru Montee Tonnerre 2015 Dom Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru Montee Tonnerre 2015

Back in 2010, critic Steve Tanzer explained why Montee de Tonnere is the wine to buy.  “If this vineyard does not quite reach the level of the region’s grand crus in depth and sheer palate presence, it often does in aromatic complexity and class. In a perfect classification system, it would be ranked between premier and grand cru. Why should you care? In a word: value. Because Chablis usually is significantly cheaper than white Burgundy from the Côte de Beaune in the first place, the best examples of Montée de Tonnerre can offer remarkable quality/price rapport. If Chablis is the insider’s white Burgundy, then Montée de Tonnerre is the insider’s Chablis premier cru.”

In the warm 2015 vintage, Montee de Tonnerre is youthfully compact  and dense, so expect to give it some air or 3 or so years in cellar to really see it shine.  Right now it's already enticing with aromas of pretty white flowers, pear, green apple and mineral.  It's dense and packed in on the palate, but it clearly shows the essence of great Chablis with deep fruit, a bit of citrus oil, and layer upon layer of salty, chalky, minerality.  Highly recommended and possibly the best value of this entire offering.

"Exotic yet discreet scents of apple and fresh herbs, plus a faint lactic note. More open in the mouth than the Vaulorent; in fact, already generous even if its fruit tones are muted in the early going. Chewy, flinty, minerally wine with building pear fruit. Finishes with sneaky rising length. Doesn't show the normal austerity of this elite premier cru and yet this wine comes across as only moderately ripe. In fact, the estate had originally planned to pick this fruit on September 7 but had to bring it in quickly after the hailstorm." Vinous (Stephen Tanzer) 90 points

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Dom Des Malandes Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2015 Product #31848 (In Stock)
Dom Des Malandes Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2015 Dom Des Malandes Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2015

From 50+ year-old vines in Chablis's greatest Grand Cru, this is simply stunning.  Fermented and aged all in French oak (1-5 years old), this wants 3-4 years for the vanilla to fade - then watch out.  A truly amazing price for very "grand" Grand Cru white Burgundy.

"Dusty and restrained but prefiguring the intensity on the palate. More obvious fruit on the mid palate than the Vaudésir but I find the latter more penetrating and persistent. This is more rounded and gentle."  JancisRobinson.com 17/20

"Moderate pain grillé sets off cool and pure aromas of white flower, lemon rind, tidal pool and quinine that retain a good sense of freshness. There is good richness to the intensely stony full-bodied flavors that possess good power and ample amounts of palate staining dry extract on the youthfully austere and beautifully long finale. This clean and balanced effort is drier than most 2015s and is the best wine in the range this year."Allen Meadows 90-93 points

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Dom Louis Michel Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir 2014 Product #31230 (In Stock)
Dom Louis Michel Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir 2014 Dom Louis Michel Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir 2014

"A notably ripe yet cool array is composed of mildly exotic aromas of citrus, orange peel, sea breeze and floral scents. There is excellent cut and delineation to the mouth coating and terrifically intense middle weight plus flavors that possess an incredibly fine mouth feel on the almost pungently mineral-driven finish. This explosive effort will need a few years but the potential is clearly present." BH 93

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