Domaine Louis Michel, Chablis Grand Cru (Burgundy, France) Vaudésir 2014

($66):  My advice to Chablis-lovers is to snap up this wine.  It’s really no surprise since it’s a trifecta:  Louis Michel is a great producer of pure distinctive Chablis, Vaudésir along with Les Clos are the two top Grand Cru vineyard sites in Chablis, and 2014 was a stellar vintage for white Burgundy in general.  The wine is tightly wound, befitting a young Grand Cru, waiting to explode. The riveting minerality and a lemon-like acidity are beautifully balanced, but hidden underneath the youthful vigor, waiting to emerge. Give this wine five to ten years — after all, it is a Grand Cru.  If your budget and patience allow, you should have some in your cellar.  I do.
95 Michael Apstein Oct 3, 2017