Chablis Grand Cru les Clos, 2012, Domaine des Malandes
Note: from a .53 ha parcel planted in 1962 and matured in mostly older oak but there is a small percentage of new wood
This is a bit more elegant compared to the Vaudésir with its ripe, pure and pretty aromas of lavender, apple, wet stone and white orchard fruit scents.
There is fine density to the powerful and muscular broad-scaled flavors that manage to retain a fine sense of detail on the palate staining and wonderfully persistent finish. This is presently quite backward it will need a few years to find its center.
Reviewer: Allen Meadows, Burghound.com