2006 Michel, Domaine Louis Chablis Grenouilles Grand Cru

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  • Chardonnay
  • 750ML
  • BH 92
  • IWC 91
  • WA 90

Reviews for 2006 Michel, Domaine Louis Chablis Grenouilles Grand Cru

BH 92
Burghound - Burghound, October 2008
Somewhat surprisingly this is more elegant aromatically than the Vaudésir with yellow fruit and floral notes that complement the round rich and rather forward flavors that also offer plenty of volume as well as fine... Somewhat surprisingly this is more elegant aromatically than the Vaudésir with yellow fruit and floral notes that complement the round rich and rather forward flavors that also offer plenty of volume as well as fine finishing intensity on the explosive and palate staining finish. It is not quite as complex as the Vaudésir at present but it offers superior length.
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2008
($78) Bright medium yellow. Lower-pitched but pure aromas of peach peach pit and nuts. A fat sweet fruit bomb in the mouth with surprisingly sound acidity framing the flavors of peach and nectarine. A big bottle of... ($78) Bright medium yellow. Lower-pitched but pure aromas of peach peach pit and nuts. A fat sweet fruit bomb in the mouth with surprisingly sound acidity framing the flavors of peach and nectarine. A big bottle of chardonnay although the youthfully aggressive finish suggests that this needs some patience. Seriously large-scaled broad and spicy wine with the sweet fruit to leaven its impression of alcohol.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2008
The vines here incidentally range all the way from 30-60 years in age and there is a similar age spread in the acreage that informs Michel's 2006 Chablis Grenouilles (tasted not long before bottling). White peach purple... The vines here incidentally range all the way from 30-60 years in age and there is a similar age spread in the acreage that informs Michel's 2006 Chablis Grenouilles (tasted not long before bottling). White peach purple plum and brown spices inform the nose. On the palate this offers a broad rich admirably concentrated reflection of grand cru terroir with overtly chalky mineral expression but lacking the complexity or interplay of the Vaudesir. I suspect it would be worth following for 5-7 years. The 2005 too proved less exciting than its two grand cru siblings. Jean-Loup Michel is notorious for his adherence to a stainless steel regimen of elevage but I must say I do not find his wines lacking for depth and richness although though they tend to be marked (even in 2006) by refreshing forward fruit as well as scrupulous cleanliness. They also offer outstanding value. Michel exports nearly 90% of his production with the U.K. being his number one market. He did not begin picking until a few days after the official declaration of harvest. -David Schildknecht