Fresh apple, lime, white peach and fennel along with intimations of chalk on the nose of the Michel 2012 Chablis Les Clos ' tasted from tank ' reconvene on a firm yet glycerol- and lees-enriched palate, any sense of overt fruitiness suggested in the nose being subdued, but a rivulet of fresh citrus lending refreshment, and cyanic piquancy of apple pip and peach kernel serving for counterpoint in an imposingly long and vibrant finish. This ought to gain nuance in bottle and prove worth following through at least 2022.
Author: David Schildknecht
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92
Bright pale yellow. Flinty minerality and earth on the nose, with a hint of citrus zest in the deep background. Dense and rich but unforthcoming and austere, with stony mineral and oyster shell flavors complicated by a sea breeze salinity. Quite backward today (these grand crus were bottled two months before my early-June visit), finishing with a lemony nuance, a suggestion of youthful bitterness and a late hint of almond. This will need extended bottle aging.