2010 Domaine Louis Michel Chablis "Vaudésir" Grand Cru (Pre-Arrival)
Allen Meadows - Burghound
(from a 1 ha parcel of 30 to 65 year old vines). A notably ripe and even mildly exotic nose features notes of white peach, wet stone, pear and hints of apricot and tangerine that introduce rich, powerful and solidly wellconcentrated flavors that possess a real sense of volume on the intense, vibrant and explosively long finish that really coats the palate with dry extract. This terrific effort should offer 6 to 10 years of upside development potential.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Readers will find an open, seductive and totally beautiful wine in the 2010 Chablis Vaudesir. An endless array of aromas and flavors emerges from the glass as this gorgeous wine shows off its immense pedigree and class. Nothing in particular stands out; instead it is the wine’s sheer pleasure that is most captivating. In 2010, the Vaudesir is pure sensuality. Already alluring today, it also has enough depth to drink well for a number of years. Anticipated maturity: 2012+.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Subtle if slightly exotic aromas of apricot, peach and orange blossom. Beautifully balanced in a fruit-driven style, with an enticing sugar/acid balance accentuating the wine's mid-palate precision. This firmly built, very fruity grand cru will be accessible young but has the energy and intensity to age well.