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Louis Michel Chablis 1º Cru Vaillons 2018

Francia / Borgoña / Chablis

Medium-bodied dry white made from grapes grown in the climat "Sur Ls Vaillons" in the Valvan valley. Southwestern exposure at 200 meters above sea level. Clay-limestone "Kimmeridgian" soil with brown clay and small pebbles on the surface. Presently under conversion to organic cultivation. 13% vol.

Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay

Ageing: Spontaneous fermentation with only native yeasts at low temperatures, then maturing in stainless steel for 12 months on its fine lees.

Awards: Wine Advocate: 92 points. Antonio Galloni: 93 points. International Wine Review: 92 points. John Gilman: 92 points.

Tasting Notes: Pale yellow. Citrus bouquet with notes of almonds, tobacco leaf & spice. Round, medium-bodied with good acidity and a long finish. Best enjoyed: 2021 to 2030.

Presentation: Cardboard box of 6 bottles
Availability: Out of stock. New supply in late March.

What do the experts say?

William Kelley (Wine Advocate): Michel's 2017 Chablis 1º Cru Vaillons is performing very well from bottle, offering up a classy bouquet of crisp white peach, orange zest, spring flowers, fresh pastry and oyster shells. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, ample and broad, with tangy underlying acids, good concentration and tension at the core, and a long, saline finish. This is likely to prove one of the more immediate premiers crus in the range this year, as is often the case.

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