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2007 Domaine Louis Michel Chablis Butteaux Vieilles Vignes
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About Domaine Louis Michel

In six generations of winemaking here in Chablis, the Michel family has developed a no nonsense approach. You won't find the distracting presence of oak in these immaculate Chardonnays, because no wood is used in their cellaring.

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2007 Domaine Louis Michel Chablis Butteaux Vieilles Vignes

Producer: Domaine Louis Michel
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Chardonnay
Origin: France
Region: Burgundy
Appellation: Chablis

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90-92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2009

(still in a stainless steel tank) Bright, pale yellow. Precise, high-pitched nose offers lemon, lime, ginger and nutmeg. Almost painfully mineral and incisive in the mouth, with considerably more definition and energy than the basic Butteaux bottling. Citrus, stone and spice flavors display outstanding precision. The 2008 is sweeter, but this is a purist's wine: all cut today, but finishing with terrific savory persistence.

91-92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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