Domaine Charly Nicolle Chablis 1er Cru 'Mont de Milieu' 2018
94 Points - Wine Enthusiast. Considered one of the best Premier Cru's in Chablis, the 'Mont de Milieu' vineyards are on a gently sloping hill which mirrors the terroir and aspect of its Grand Cru neighbours. 40-60 year old vines produce a wine with rich complexity and opulence, whilst retaining the acidity essential to all great quality Chablis. Floral notes of acacia and its clay limestone origins reign. In mouth, its character, the terroir and all the qualities of a Mont de Milieu are revealed: mineral and rich, powerful ripe fruit. Drink now, or leave to mature for the next 5-7 years.
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About the Producer
Domaine Charly Nicolle was created with less than one hectare in 1979 by Robert Nicolle and Josette Laroche, who can both trace their history from winemaking families in Fleys back to the late 19th century. Since the creation of the domaine, they have increased the size of their vineyards bit by bit, and currently the domaine produces wine from 20 hectares of vines. In 1999, they were joined by their 20 year old son Charly, who had just graduated from the lycée viticole. Today, Charly is officially in charge of the domaine together with his wife Lucie, but Robert is still out in the vines nearly every day. The largest holdings of the domaine are in AOC Chablis, located for the most part around the village of Fleys. The vinification is on the lees in stainless steel tanks, which produces a house style that is both fresh and vibrant, but also rich on the mid-palate.
Winemakers tasting note: With hues of yellow straw, this brilliant wine shines with bright clarity, filling the nose with delicate, pure aromas. Floral notes of acacia and its clay limestone origins reign. In mouth, its character, the terroir and all the qualities of a Mont de Milieu are revealed: mineral and rich, powerful ripe fruit.
Wine Press / Awards
94 Points - Wine Enthusiast. This wine's subtle nose combines ripeness and freshness in its twin notions of greengage and lemon. Slight smokiness leads richer candlewax that continues onto the concentrated, smooth and almost oily palate. It is this rich texture rather than the fruit flavors that depicts the generosity of 2018 here, as well as exuberant juiciness. Cool, chalky depth lends freshness and poise.
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