2012 Domaine Louis Michel Chablis Grand Cru "Vaudesir"
Almonds, dried flowers, pears and spices open up in the 2013 Chablis Vaudesir, a wine built on pure verticality and structure. The Vaudesir is deep, rich and resonant to the core, with exotic floral and spice overtones that add a measure of finesse to what is otherwise a pretty powerful wine.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
A spicy, fresh and notably cool nose features aromas of iodine, white and yellow fruit and a distinct floral element. There is outstanding volume and fine intensity to the solidly well-concentrated flavors that possess slightly less overall complexity on the dry, persistent and harmonious finish. This may very well develop more depth than my score presently envisions and if so it will be overly conservative.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Hints of white truffle and nettle along with intimations of fresh grapefruit and white peach in the nose of Michels’ 2012 Chablis Vaudesir – tasted from tank – introduce a luscious and expansive yet zesty and refreshingly juicy palate featuring, unsurprisingly, riper fruit character than found in the corresponding range of premier crus, but finishing with slightly less verve, clarity, or mineral diversity than did the best of those. This might well gain significantly with time in bottle, but I would tentatively plan to savor it by 2022. (DS)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale yellow. Explosive, ripe, slightly exotic aromas of mandarin orange, lemon, apple, flowers and nuts. Rich, round and sweet on entry, with saline minerality providing lovely lift to the fresh, deep citrus and floral flavors. Dense and tactile but not at all heavy, tightening up toward the back and finishing dry and classic. The note of nuttiness carries through in the mouth.