Les Clos is one of the seven Grand Crus on the large hill directly overlooking the town of Chablis. It is here that the vine was first planted: its name probably refers to the stone walls that surrounded the vineyard centuries ago.
Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos is quite a special wine. With its hue of green and gold, its penetrating aroma and its unique combination of elegance, nerve and flintiness, it is unsurpassed. It also has an excellent potential for ageing, and after 5 or 6 years, the wine develops even greater, more complex flavours. In a good vintage, it will keep easily 15 to 20 years!
"Good pale yellow. Soil-inflected nose offers flint, smoke, minerals, quinine and dusty stone, plus notes of white pepper and snap pea that reminded me of gruner veltliner. Sappy, classic and backward, with a distinctly tactile quality to the flavors of powdered stone and citrus peel. Much less showy today than the Vaudesir but not at all hard. This really dusts the palate. 91-93"
International Wine Cellar
"Old selection massale vines help endow the Drouhin 2006 Chablis Les Clos with deep, rich purple plum and lobster sweetness, complemented by hints of salt, zesty citrus, and bitter fruit pit. Undeniably dense, this misses a bit of the mystery as well as the refinement of the Vaudesir, and the oak influence is a bit more noticeable. But it’s early days, and one can with reasonable confidence predict at least a decade of interesting bottle evolution."
The Wine Advocate