CHABLIS GRAND CRU, Les Clos
Les Clos is the largest Grand Cru and certainly also one of the most known. Today, there is no more stone wall surrounding the area (no more ‘’clos”) but it must have been in the past which explains the name of this grand cru. This area Les Clos takes the whole slope from top to bottom with an exposure South/West. The soil is very stony from the Upper Jurassic period (Kimmeridgean only for this plot).
The vinification and ageing are carried on as for the Bougros and the Vaudesir.
The nose is complex and intense and the mouth really deep and powerful with a beautiful length. To serve around 13°C with a fine fish or a poultry.
(Allen Meadows 91-94) 2019 Chablis – Les Clos: More discreet wood influence can be found on the very pretty nose of oyster shell, iodine, white flowers and a touch of pear and apple confit. The more tension-filled and notably finer yet still imposingly scaled flavors brim with minerality that also suffuses the moderately austere and tightly wound finish that exhibits excellent depth and persistence. At least some patience strongly advised. (91-94)/2029+