Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Valmur 2009
"It's arguable that in 2009 that this is the most elegant and refined wine in the range as the ultra pure and airy white flower, citrus zest, iodine and oyster shell aromas complement to perfection the extremely fresh and silkily textured flavors blessed with ample amounts of acid-buffering dry extract that culminate in an explosive yet harmonious and sophisticated finale with perhaps a bit less youthful austerity than usual. I very much like this." - Burghound.com
Editorial Reviews for Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Valmur
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
This feminine and minerally wine has an impressive potential to keep well though it’s enticing today. Harmony and persistence give this wine clear focus. It is impressively floral, lemony and chalky with notes of sea salt. Those that unilaterally dismiss larger operations are missing out on some most impressive wines chez Fèvre. 95 pts
(Past tasting 6 Apr 2013) Herby, citrousy nose. Lots of citrous notes on palate. Fresh!
We drank this wine while vacationing in California recently. We each enjoy different types of white wines - from wooded chardonnay to fruity pinot grigio, our tastes vary. Yet, this Chablis won over the four of us. It has enough structure without overwhelming those who prefer a lighter wine. A light bittersweet entry to a long and mellowed finish this wine is excellent with lighter seafood and poultry. It's also one to drink on a warm summer's day!
Flinty, citrus fruits, with aftertaste of lemon and maybe orange peel oils.
A piquant nose with sour apple, clove and licorice notes. There is a hint of freshly fallen snow as well. The attack is acidic, but rounding out nicely; in 2 years this wine will be stunning. Drinking well with salty, granite and subtle mineral-like flavors mid-palate. A fabulous wine to keep through 2012.
Anyone who thinks they don't like chardonnay should give this a shot-- lots of mineral, crisp fruit flavors, nice white burgundy.
External Reviews for Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Valmur
Vibrant and totally alive in the glass the 2012 Chablis Les Preuses beautifully expresses the qualities of the vintage and the two parcels Fevre owns in this hallowed site. The 2012 impresses for its remarkable balance of intense fruit mineral cut and floral overtones all of which meld together to form an impeccable gracious wine of pure breed. Today the Preuses is understandably quite tightly wound but that just bodes well for the future. Antonio Galloni.
Pale green-tinged yellow. Pure vibrant aromas of citrus pith spring flowers and peppery spices. Quite silky and elegant on the palate; in a more feminine style than the Valmur or Bougros but bright and highly concentrated with impeccably integrated acidity. This really blossoms on the tactile very long finish which dusts the palate with minerals lemon and pepper. Stephen Tanzers IWC.
This is every bit as elegant as the Valmur with a cool pure and ripe nose of white flowers lemon wet stone and sea breeze. There is a driving minerality to the gorgeously textured intense and tension-filled medium weight flavors that possess excellent volume while sliding gracefully into a bone dry cuts-like-a-knife finish. This just exudes essence of Kimmeridgian as blind it would be just about impossible to guess anything but Chablis. 2022+ Burghound.
The 2012 Chablis Bougros Cote Bouguerots shows the personality of this steep south-facing site in spades. Next to the straight Bougros the Cote Bouguerots is richer deeper and more overt in its fruit. A racy intense Chablis the Cote Bouguerots is all about volume on the palate while floral and mineral notes play supporting roles. Layers of fruit fill out the broad-shouldered frame nicely. Antonio Galloni.
This is arguably the most elegant wine in the range with its ultra-pure aromas of quinine oyster shell mineral reduction and floral elements. There is a caressing even seductive mouth feel to the beautifully well-delineated and concentrated medium-bodied flavors that possess an almost delicate quality before culminating in an almost startlingly explosive finish that just goes on and on. This bone dry effort is an exercise in harmony and grace or otherwise expressed a classic Preuses. 2022+ Burghound.
Pale greenish-yellow. Subdued aromas of crushed rock menthol and mint. Bright dense rich and backward if without quite the sheer mineral tension of the Valmur. Penetrating citrus and stone flavors carry through to a whiplash of a finish. A pure expression of stone with terrific intensity. Winemaker Seguier noted that "we would have lost the terroir character if we had picked these grapes later." Stephen Tanzers IWC.
Tightly wound and reticent the Chablis Les Preuses is one of the least expressive wines in the range. Pear white peach and floral nuances emerge over time but only with great reluctance. Today the Preuses remains deeply marked by its intense minerality. Readers should plan on giving the Preuses at least a few years in bottle. Today the 2011 is vibrant and focused but not ready to show all of its cards. Antonio Galloni.