2011 Michel, Domaine Louis Chablis Grenouilles Grand Cru

  • Chardonnay
  • 750ML
  • WA 92
  • AG 92
  • ST 92
  • BH 92

Reviews for 2011 Michel, Domaine Louis Chablis Grenouilles Grand Cru

WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2013
Michel’s 2011 Chablis Grenouilles leads with fresh lime and sea water suffused with green tea, an impression that adumbrates its briny, bright, intriguingly herbal and mineral palate impression. Fruit pit piquancy... Michel’s 2011 Chablis Grenouilles leads with fresh lime and sea water suffused with green tea, an impression that adumbrates its briny, bright, intriguingly herbal and mineral palate impression. Fruit pit piquancy enhances the invigoration of a sustained, buoyant and refreshing finish. I don’t usually associate such nuance and dynamic with this site, though admittedly it is the grand cru I encounter least often. Plan to savor this example through at least 2020. - David Schildknecht
AG 92
Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, August 2013
Tangerine, cloves, mint and smoke all emerge from the 2011 Chablis Grenouilles. There is lovely depth and focus in the glass, although the Grenouilles comes across as a bit compact relative to most 2011s. This... Tangerine, cloves, mint and smoke all emerge from the 2011 Chablis Grenouilles. There is lovely depth and focus in the glass, although the Grenouilles comes across as a bit compact relative to most 2011s. This introspective Chablis isn't ready to show all of its cards just yet. Although I expect the Grenouilles to soften a bit in bottle, the style is likely to always remain a bit on the firm side. 92+
ST 92
Stephen Tanzer - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2013
Bright yellow. Musky, deeply pitched aromas of peachy fruit salad, vanilla, honey and hazelnut, with notes of exotic pineapple, apricot and grilled nuts that almost suggest a bit of noble rot. Fat, sweet and stuffed with... Bright yellow. Musky, deeply pitched aromas of peachy fruit salad, vanilla, honey and hazelnut, with notes of exotic pineapple, apricot and grilled nuts that almost suggest a bit of noble rot. Fat, sweet and stuffed with stone fruit flavors. Plump and full yet shapely too, thanks to nicely integrated acidity. A fruit bomb of a Chablis grand cru, offering considerable early appeal and the concentration for mid-term aging. Jean-Loup Michel noted that this wine is not as high in alcohol as it tended to be when the vines were younger: one of the two parcels was planted in 1954 while the other is about 25 years old, according to Michel.
BH 92
Burghound - Burghound, October 2013
This is ripe yet very fresh with notes of iodine, ocean breeze, mineral reduction and dried yellow orchard fruit. Somewhat surprisingly, this is both bigger and richer than the Vaudésir but with first class vibrancy, all... This is ripe yet very fresh with notes of iodine, ocean breeze, mineral reduction and dried yellow orchard fruit. Somewhat surprisingly, this is both bigger and richer than the Vaudésir but with first class vibrancy, all wrapped in a saline-infused, explosive and distinctly cool finish. In sum, this moderately dry effort is lovely and in particular the balance is impeccable.