Louis Michel Premier Cru Chablis Montee de Tonnerre 2016


"Excellant value Chablis with fantastic texture" -WH

France, Chablis
750mL
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93 points Decanter

  The Montée de Tonnerre is another highlight in the Louis Michel range in 2016, opening in the glass with notes of apple, citrus zest, oyster shell, wet stones and a framing of light reduction. The wine is very concentrated and stony, with a good core of fruit, superb depth and lovely tongue-tingling mineral grip on the long finish.Drinking Window 2020 - 2030. (WK)   (10/2017)

93 points John Gilman

  The 2016 Montée de Tonnerre from Domaine Michel was one of the last premier crus to be bottled in the autumn and the wine was still a bit reserved post-bottling. Nevertheless, its ultimate quality is very easy to read, as the wine delivers a fine bouquet of lemon, pear, tart orange, complex, chalky minerality, white flowers and a touch of anise in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, long and very minerally, with a fine core, excellent cut and grip and superb backend mineral drive on the very long and snappy finish. Excellent Montée de Tonnerre! 2021-2050.   (12/2017)

90-92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

  This is also distinctly floral in character with its cool and exceptionally pretty aromas of citrus, pear, apple and seaweed wisps. The textured, seductive and concentrated middle weight flavors are also quite sophisticated with slightly better depth on the balanced finale. Even so, this too should benefit from a few years of cellaring so more complexity can develop here as well.   (11/2017)

90-92 points Vinous

  Light-medium yellow. A step up in aromatic complexity from the rest of the Louis Michel premier crus, but with its shy fruit element currently overshadowed by smoky oyster-shell minerality. Similarly, the wine's stone and citrus fruit flavors are dominated in the early going by rich, saline, rocky minerality. This structured wine finishes precise, shapely, firm and long. Excellent potential here, but this will need cellaring. (ST)   (8/2017)