Domaine Louis Michel et Fils, Chablis Premier Cru (Burgundy, France) Vaillons 2020

($56, Vineyard Brands):  Louis Michel’s floral Vaillons couldn’t be more different from their weightier Butteaux.  Yet, they are both superb.  That’s the beauty of Burgundy in general and Chablis in particular.  The same grape, Chardonnay in this case, grown on neighboring hills, produces vastly different, but equally enjoyable, wines.  Floral and lacy, the Vaillons dances on the palate.  Its crystalline purity and pizzazz is breath taking.  It is another bargain for what it delivers.
95 Michael Apstein Jun 4, 2024