2018 Louis Michel & Fils Chablis$29.00JD 90Tasting Notes ~ The Michel family has been producing wines in the region of Chablis since the early 19th century. The family vineyard, whose vines are 45 years old on average, is located in the heart of the original Chablis terroir. The Domaine’s vineyards cover all four appellations: Chablis Grand Cru, Premier Cru, Chablis and Petit Chablis. The Domaine has one guiding principle: in a terroir as rich and unique as Chablis, the wines are made in the vineyard with human intervention kept to a strict minimum. This Chablis reveals white fruit notes such as peach, and has a persistent mineral structure. In the mouth a stony sensation (which is so typical of Chablis) with a round mid body and a refreshing finish. Native yeast fermentation, minimal filtering and spending 6 to 10 months in stainless steel. This is pure Chablis!
2018 Domaine Vacheron Sancerre$41.00WE 90Wine Enthusiast 90 ~ This entry-level wine from this producer is anything but. It is a ripe, complex wine, produced from biodynamically grown grapes, rich in white fruits with an intense steely texture.
2018 Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin Chablis Grand Cru ‘Les Clos’$121.00JS 95James Suckling 95 ~ There’s such richness from the very first impression with all manner of peaches and nectarines, as well as mangoes. Smooth, peach brulée and lemon curd. Some hazelnuts, too. The palate has a super fleshy feel, very plush, very seductive and a very long, full finish. Late, mineral stream here. Drink on release or hold. This will be best at 15+ years.