Domaine Louis Michel et Fils Chablis (375ML half-bottle) 2017 Front Label
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Domaine Louis Michel et Fils Chablis (375ML half-bottle) 2017

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JS 90
James Suckling
Some ripe peaches and mangoes. Exotic, sweetly floral and fragrant. The palate’s rich and plush with fleshy peaches and apricots. Good power. Drink now.
BH 90
Burghound.com
This is aromatically similar to the Petit Chablis if just a touch riper. In the same vein, there is more volume to the delicious and attractively textured medium-bodied flavors that offer good punch though not quite the same density on the overtly saline-inflected finale.
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RP 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2017 Chablis Village is showing well from bottle, offering up a pretty bouquet of fresh peach, lemon oil, crisp green apple and oyster shell. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, pure and incisive, with racy acids, a good core of fruit and a saline finish. Accessible but classically balanced, this is a fine Chablis that has blossomed in the year since I last tasted it.
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Domaine Louis Michel et Fils, France
Chablis was made famous by the merchants of Beaune. In the early eighteenth century, Beaune meant red burgundy; Chablis meant white. This caught on and around the world. Chablis became a synonym for dry white wine.

Today, Domaine Louis Michel is one of the leading family-held estates in Chablis, not only in terms of production, but also in the reputation they have gained as producers of consistently high quality Chablis. The Michel philosophy is "Let the wine make itself, as far as possible". In sticking to this philosophy Jean-Loup Michel uses no barrels.

"Louis Michel has long been the reference point for tank fermented Chablis. I have been a huge admirer of his wines for years. Why? They are perhaps the purest expressions of the stony Chardonnay fruit grown on the limestone slopes of this northern Burgundy appellation." Robert M. Parker, Jr. The Wine Advocate

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The source of the most racy, light and tactile, yet uniquely complex Chardonnay, Chablis, while considered part of Burgundy, actually reaches far past the most northern stretch of the Côte d’Or proper. Its vineyards cover hillsides surrounding the small village of Chablis about 100 miles north of Dijon, making it actually closer to Champagne than to Burgundy. Champagne and Chablis have a unique soil type in common called Kimmeridgian, which isn’t found anywhere else in the world except southern England. A 180 million year-old geologic formation of decomposed clay and limestone, containing tiny fossilized oyster shells, spans from the Dorset village of Kimmeridge in southern England all the way down through Champagne, and to the soils of Chablis. This soil type produces wines full of structure, austerity, minerality, salinity and finesse.

Chablis Grands Crus vineyards are all located at ideal elevations and exposition on the acclaimed Kimmeridgian soil, an ancient clay-limestone soil that lends intensity and finesse to its wines. The vineyards outside of Grands Crus are Premiers Crus, and outlying from those is Petit Chablis. Chablis Grand Cru, as well as most Premier Cru Chablis, can age for many years.

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One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it is grown and how it is made. While it tends to flourish in most environments, Chardonnay from its Burgundian homeland produces some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples. California produces both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines. Somm Secret—The Burgundian subregion of Chablis, while typically using older oak barrels, produces a bright style similar to the unoaked style. Anyone who doesn't like oaky Chardonnay would likely enjoy Chablis.

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