Louis Michel Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2013
The Michel family have been cultivating their passion for tradition and the Chablis terroir since 1850. The winery is situated in the heart of the village, with the 25-hectare vineyard spread over the very first slopes that were discovered by Cistercian monks in the 11th century. Forty years ago, the family decided to stop making the wine in wooden barrels, preferring to create clean, pure and precise Chablis without adding artificial woody tastes. Through this philosophy, combined with the limited yields inspired by organic winegrowing techniques, the domaine has developed a worldwide reputation for fine winemaking in stainless steel tanks. Today it’s Jean-Loup Michel and his nephew Guillaume Gicqueau-Michel who uphold the family tradition and further its reputation.
Pale medium yellow. Pungent aromas of pineapple and wet rock. Concentrated, spicy and firmly built, showing more obvious supporting minerality to its fruit element than the Grenouilles. Lovely texture and finishing grip here; ends with a youthfully bitter edge in a positive way, and sneaky length. The best and longest of these 2013s, seemingly in a much cooler, more classic, less "yellow" style. Rating: 92 Points; Stephen Tanzer, Vinous
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