The 2012 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos has a lifted bouquet with citrus peel, walnut and smoke that takes a little encouragement. The palate is fresh and vibrant with a crisp citric thread. It is nicely poised but reticent at present, though there is very good concentration on the finish. Good potential.
The 2010 Chablis Les Clos is brilliant. Crushed rocks, candied lemon, white flowers and intense saline notes jump from the glass in the 2012 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos. Precise and chiseled to the core, the 2012 dazzles for its crystalline purity and intensity. Drink 2017+
Chablis is world famous for its fine white wines produced from the Chardonnay grape. The best vineyards are perched above the winding Serein river and are south or southwest facing ensuring better ripeness in this cooler climate. It has four appellation levels. Petit Chablis is the most modest and simple followed by Chablis, which is the largest and most prominent. Premier cru Chablis is the third largest appellation and encompasses almost 40 different climats or vineyards including the famed Montée de Tonnerre, Fourchaumes and Mont de Milieu. The most noble of all Chablis are the grand crus of which there are 7 climats in total Bougros, Les Preuses, Vaudésir, Grenouilles, Valmur, Les Clos and Blanchot. The wines of Chablis have remained some of the best value in the world, particularly their superb grand crus which can easily cost 50% less than its closest revered white grand cru neighbour, Corton Charlemagne.