Chablis Grand Cru les Clos, 2013, 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
Here the wood is more prominent with hints of vanilla framing the white flower, peach and ripe citrus aromas that also displays notes of tidal pool and shellfish. The firm yet seductive big-bodied flavors possess ample minerality as well as fine concentration before culminating in a citrus-inflected and gorgeously persistent finish.
This possesses good potential yet should be relatively approachable for a young Les Clos.
Reviewer: Allen Meadows, Burghound.com