White

2008 Domaine Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux Vieilles Vignes

Chardonnay

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Chablis
  • Chablis 1er Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 20

  • fitzi wrote:

    September 2, 2019 - I thought I'd finished my stash and ran across this clearing out the nooks of my crawl space. Opened with trepidation, this was a great bottle. The wine had lost most of its weight and showed as a super-refined, light, almost ethereal expression of Chablis tang and tingle. Really a wonderful experience. Don't know if I have the nerve to age Michel's bottles this long on purpose, but I'm inspired to hold out longer on some of my MdT stock.

  • fitzi wrote:

    June 3, 2016 - Not bad but not good: non-descript. Either shut down or over the hill. Because it's a Louis Michel, I root for the latter, but this bottle was my last, so I'll have to rely on others' notes from here out.

  • fitzi wrote:

    January 18, 2016 - This wine was deliciously fat young, went through a lean, miserly period, and is now very fine, combining delicacy of mineral picquancy with firm acid structure and sumptuous fruit, and continuing to develop well for a couple of days after opening. Open one now, if you have a few. What a good source!

  • fitzi wrote:

    April 21, 2015 - A lovely bottle of Chablis, perhaps a wee bit fat for my preference from this region, or perhaps just too young. Good mineral slime, stoney flavors, good body and texture. Turns eating into dining. Lacks the ultra-taught, bone dry elegance present in my favorite Chablis bottles. Drink or hold.

  • fitzi wrote:

    October 25, 2014 - This bottle was in a very nice place, plump and cosseting in texture, but with fine Chablis 1er swamp water and minerality so persistent it almost tastes sweet. I wonder if, with additional time, the texture will relax, revealing even more character - but it's so good now that no remorse attends opening one at this stage.

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Burghound

  • By Allen Meadows
    October 2010, Issue #40 (link)

    (Domaine Louis Michel Chablis "Butteaux Vieilles Vignes" 1er 1er Cru White) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/14/2010 (link)

    (Dom Louis Michel, Butteaux Vieilles Vignes Premier Cru Chablis Blanc) Subscribe to see review text.

View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Nov/Dec 2009, Issue #24, The Superb 2008 Burgundy Vintage- Already in the Shadow of 2009?

    (Chablis “Butteaux” Vieilles Vignes- Domaine Louis Michel et Fils) Subscribe to see review text.

Burghound

  • By Allen Meadows
    October 2009, Issue #36 (link)

    (Domaine Louis Michel Chablis Butteaux Vieilles Vignes 1er 1er Cru White) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type White
  • Producer Domaine Louis Michel
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Vieilles Vignes
  • Vineyard Butteaux
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • SubRegion Chablis
  • Appellation Chablis 1er Cru

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  • In Cellars 22 (13%)
  • Consumed 149 (87%)

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