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2009 William Fevre Chablis Grand Cru Valmur $99

This is chalky and dusty on the nose, with rich lime oil fruit over pollen floral notes and a touch of wood spice. This enters the mouth with focus and and good acid lift, growing on the palate to deliver very rich apple fruit that has a little red fruit aspect to it. There's nice tension in the mouth, though this does come off as a bit round in the mouth, and while it finishes with lots of dusty clay and limestone notes, there’s also hint of whipped cream here that becomes a bit apparent on the palate as well. A bit of oak influence that might bother some. 91 points


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  • Léchet and Vaillon without Daniel-Etienne Defaix wines... Too bad.

    Mar 26, 2013 at 7:06 PM

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