96 points Decanter
"Clos Michet is the smaller of two adjacent clos that the Domaine de la Taille aux Loups owns in the commune of Saint Martin le Beau. The larger is the 12ha Clos Mosny, which is entirely enclosed by a wall. The Clos Michet has sandy soil, faces southwest and west and the vines are at least 50 years old. The age of the barrels used are a quarter new, quarter one year, quarter two year and a quarter three years. Tasted in early February Clos Michet was richer than Rémus with thrilling tension between the fruit and acidity with a very long finish. Potential to age brilliantly."
"Savoury, tangy and multi-layered. Full of life but still embryonic. Rich yet dry – the perfect combo! This has it all: intensity, refreshment, longevity, persistence. Woo hoo! 18/20 points."
Vinous Reverie Notes
The Domaine de la Taille aux Loups "Clos Michet" comes from 40-60 year old vines planted over sandy-clay soils above pure limestone. Using all indigenous yeasts and no malo, this pure Chenin Blanc sees a splash of new oak but mostly second, third and fourth use barrels. It is a crystalline and pure version of Chenin with focus and intensity. Great now but even better in a couple more years.