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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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Jean Marc Brocard Bourgogne Blanc Kiimmeridgien 2015 Product #31778 (In Stock)

Juilien Brocard sources the Chardonnay for this crackling value white from the Kimmeridgien soils of Auxerrois, just west of Chablis.  Named for the Dorset, England, town where it was first cataloged, Kimmeridgien soil consists of layers of dense chalk and softer clay encrusted with tiny fossilized sea shells (you’ll find a stylized drawing of an Ammonite shell right on the label). Offering excellent drainage and plenty of mineral nutrients for the vines, Kimmeridgien soils give the best wines of Champagne, Sancerre, and Chablis lovely ripeness with unique accents of flinty, salty, minerality.

In the rich 2015 vintage Brocard crafted a perfectly ripe and utterly delicious Bourgogne Blanc with no oak.  Clean, fresh, aromas of citrus peel, green apple, flint and seashell really pull you in for a sip.  You’ll find a vibrant, but nicely rich, mouthful of yellow apple, peach, lemon and lime zest fruit enlivened by juicy acids and salty stone minerality.  The texture is smooth, with no hard edges, and the lovely fruit and wet stone flavors linger on very nicely.  The weight of Macon, a touch of Central Coast Chardonnay fruit, and a stony Chablis finish combine perfectly in this seductive white value.

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Dom Des Malandes Chablis 2014 Product #31008 (In Stock)
Dom Des Malandes Chablis 2014 Dom Des Malandes Chablis 2014

Fresh Chardonnay crushed and fermented in steel with 6 months on the lees for salinity and breadth. Pretty aromas of white fruit, white flowers and sea shells. Crystal clear palate of crisp apple and stone fruit with citrusy undertones.  Fresh and saline through the long, clear, salty finish.  Day 2 - Sea shell and iodine on the nose then very pure and salty on the palate with green melon and citrus and apple underneath.  Very long finish of juicy fruit and wet stones.

"Top Value A slightly riper but equally fresh array of various white and yellow orchard fruit aromas also exhibits plenty of classic Chablis elements. As is usually the case this is bigger and richer with fine intensity and excellent salinity on the stony and saliva-inducing finale. This could be from nowhere other than Chablis and would also make for a higher-end, and ageworthy, house white. Recommended."Allen Meadows 89 points

"The 2014 Chablis Villages, which is aged in stainless steel over six months, has a slightly earthy, almost mulch-like bouquet that feels awkward at the moment. The palate is fresh and citrus-driven on the entry with moderate weight of fruit and then segues into a tightly-wound finish that feels there is plenty of energy coiled up. Give this Chablis another 12 months in bottle as this seems to be well crafted. (7/15 note)"Wine Advocate 89 points

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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 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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Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons 2014 Product #30592 (In Stock)
Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons 2014 Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons 2014

Vaillons is always vivid, focused, and very mineral-driven, and the 2014 edition shines in that vein.  Over the past few vintages, Dauvissat’s Vaillons has shown a bit more flesh on the mid-palate, making it a fine choice to enjoy young and with age.

“Bright, pale yellow-green. Lemon, menthol and wet stone on the nose, lifted by a floral topnote. Juicy, intense and firm, delivering sharply chiseled lemon and mineral flavors. Strong acidity suggests early harvesting. Really vibrates and rises on the long, brisk aftertaste. A terrific Vaillons.”  Vinous (Tanzer) 91-93 points

“Notes of cool mineral reduction combine with restrained aromas of mostly white orchard fruit, iodine, pepper and hints of algae. The gorgeously textured middle weight flavors exhibit plenty of minerality on the tighter, more intense and chiseled finish that deliver excellent length. This beauty should drink well both young and old as there is very good mid-palate density.”Allen Meadows 90-93 points

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