Guillemot-Michel Viré-Clessé

2017 Guillemot Michel Viré-Clessé Quintaine - 90 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 90 pts"The nose on this wine conveys a mellow and fresh cloud of Golden Pearmain apple. Mellowness carries through on the palate, with a smooth core of yellow-apple freshness. An edge of peppery spice adds interest but smoothness and freshness are the chief charms of this wine. - ANNE KREBIEHL MW"

- Wine Enthusiast (December 2020), 90 pts

2018 Guillemot Michel Viré-Clessé Quintaine - 90 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 90 pts

 "A chalky hint of rounded lemon is shy on the nose of this wine. However, the palate is awake with juicy yellow apple and rich melon edged with ripe lemon freshness. The texture is smooth and the body mellow. Bright fruit highlights the chalky finish. - ANNE KREBIEHL MW"

 - Wine Enthusiast (December 2020), 90 pts

2018 Guillemot Michel Viré-Clessé Quintaine - 93 PTS - WA

wa93"The 2018 Viré-Clessé Quintaine is showing beautifully, wafting from the glass with a lovely bouquet of honeyed citrus fruit, fresh pastry and orange blossom. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and supple, it's elegantly textural and refined, with a fragrant core of fruit and a long, penetrating finish. Even though it will reward a bit of bottle age, it's slightly finer-boned than the more concentrated, muscular 2017, so I would opt to drink this immensely charming wine before its older sibling. – William Kelley"

- The Wine Advocate (Issue 249, June 30th 2020), 93 pts

2017 Guillemot Michel Viré-Clessé Quintaine - 93+ PTS - WA

wa93"The 2017 Viré-Clessé Quintaine is showing beautifully, unfurling in the glass with a refined bouquet of white peach, green orchard fruit, honeycomb and spring flowers. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, satiny and lively, with lively acids, promising structuring dry extract and a long, delicately honeyed finish. From vines that have been biodynamically farmed since 1991, this cuvée always attains a pH of 3.2 or lower, even in the warmest vintage. While it is always approachable, to my palate, this bottling is at its best with six to eight years of bottle age. – William Kelley"

- The Wine Advocate (Issue 244, August 31st 2019), 93+ pts

2017 Guillemot Michel Viré-Clessé - 92 PTS - Decanter

decanter logo 250"Gautier Roussille is among the leading young talents in the Mâconnais. This cement-fermented and aged Chardonnay is a blend from 6.2ha. It's fresh and perfumed, with lime blossom notes that are almost reminiscent of a Clare Valley Riesling. It also shows tangy acidity and impressive palate length. Great value too. Drinking Window 2019 - 2023. - Tim Atkin MW"

- Decanter Magazine (November 1st 2018), 92 pts

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2016 Guillemot Michel Viré-Clessé - 93 PTS - WA

wa93"Notes of Acacia honey, musky peach, beeswax, fresh apricot and dried white flowers introduce the 2016 Viré-Clessé, a silky, medium to full-bodied wine with exceptional concentration, textural elegance and length on the finish. Despite its ripeness and subtly botrytis-inflected character, it's underpinned by tangy acids and remains beautifully balanced and integrated. This is well worth seeking out. – William Kelley"

- The Wine Advocate (August 31st 2018), 93 pts