95 points Burghound
"There is just enough wood to notice present on the cool, airy and distinctly floral nose that possess a broad range of Chablis characters that continue onto the powerful, delineated and mineral-driven flavors that are supported by a moderately firm acid spine and strikingly good persistence. This is really quite fine and is perhaps best described as a highly appealing blend of power and finesse."
"Richer, sweeter-fruited and more luxurious than the Vaudésir. Real verve and shape and loads of subtle spice. Expansive on the palate. 18/20 points. (RH)"
Vinous Reverie Notes
The crowning glory of Chablis is the slope of the grand crus. The grand crus represent just 2% of Chablis; a tiny sliver maybe, but one hundred and five hectares producing a wonderful diversity of expression. Chablis Grand Cru is the actual appellation and this is divided into seven climats which cloak the South West facing slope just north of the small town of Chablis. Although the slope faces south west, it ripples giving different aspects within this. The vineyards lie between 100-250m and at the foot of the hill snakes the River Servin, a moving body of water which subtly influences the microclimate. The soil is a mix of marl and Kimmeridgian limestone formed in the Upper Jurassic period (150 million years ago) abundant with fossilised oysters, called exogyra virgula. It’s the same band of limestone which resurfaces in Kimmeridge in Dorset. Les Clos is arguably the finest grand cru vineyard. It has greater density and power; a deep and compact wine. The strong mineral core is of polished steel and this is enveloped in a luscious depth of fruit. It ages wonderfully – a minimum of 10 years. It’s a large sunny vineyard, (28.39 hectares) facing south. It is quite rocky and has a higher level of limestone.