Les Clos is the top Grand Cru vineyard in Chablis, and coupled with the crystal pure Louis Michel style and the excellence of 2018, this is a knockout. Always a model of clarity and unadulterated classic Chablis minerality. Also, one of their most limited wines and one of the few that we always feel pressed to get on quickly—great pricing from top vineyard in what is a very high-quality, and powerful vintage.
John Gilman 95+ points! "The 2018 Les Clos from Guillaume Michel is simply outstanding, as it beautifully synthesizes the ripe, but not overripe fruit tones of the best wines of the vintage with a kaleidoscopic foundation of minerality and stellar structure. The bouquet jumps from the glass in a youthfully complex blend of lime, pear, tangerine, gorgeous, flinty minerality, citrus blossom and just a bit of upper register smokiness. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, precise and properly reserved in personality, with a rock solid core, stellar mineral drive and a very, very long, snappy and simply loaded finish. Great juice."
Wine Advocate (William Kelley) 94 points! "The 2018 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos has turned out nicely, unfurling in the glass with aromas of ripe citrus fruits, confit lemons, pear and orange blossom. It is full-bodied, elegantly muscular and textural, with fine depth at the core, ripe but succulent acids and a long, penetrating finish. This is the broadest-shouldered, most powerful wine in the Louis Michel portfolio."
Antonio Galloni 92-95 pts! The 2018 Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru is soft, silky and wonderfully understated, as wines from this site tend to be. Sweet perfumed overtones give the Clos its weightless, sensual feel, and yet there is plenty of depth in the wine that is just waiting to emerge. Lemon confit, mint, white pepper and wild flowers all come together in this ethereal, graceful and somewhat elusive Chablis.