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2008 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru

FRANCE / BURGUNDY /
  • 96 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 95 IWC
  • 90 JR
  • Variety
    Chardonnay
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SKU: 45951-2008

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    ($85) Pale yellow-green color. Manages to be both explosive and reduced on the nose, offering strong notes of lime peel, seashell, spices, mint oil, white flowers and smoky, flinty minerality. Extremely backward on the palate, showing hints of smoked ham and dusty stone. Less silky and tactile today than the C o te Bouguerots but this will ultimately be the more complex wine. The extraordinary palate-saturating finish is like chewing on rocks today.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2010
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Clean and focused, with apple, lemon, yellow plum and mineral notes riding a firm structure. This is balanced, with a chalk-like texture and a savory element on the finish. There's fine clarity and loads of power in reserve.
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Concentrated, fine and refined. Intensely mineral and dry. Fresh with a sort of peppery spice on the finish but it's more the texture than the flavour - tongue-tingling. Very long. (JH)
    Author: Julia Harding MW
  • Burghound | Rating: 96

    Here too the elegance of the nose is simply stunning with a layered and perfumed aromatic profile trimmed in an almost invisible touch of oak that allows it to ooze Chablis character and in particular, a fine minerality that continues onto the impressively concentrated and palate staining flavors that possess striking precision on the explosively long and bone dry finish. This is a great Les Clos that will make old bones.
    Drink Dates: 2015+
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 40
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    Smoky, fusil crushed chalk and fresh lemon in the nose of Fevre's 2008 Chablis Les Clos lead to a palate lusciously-brimming with fresh apricot, lemon, and grapefruit, suffused with chalk, white pepper, salt, iodine, green tea, and distilled herbal essences. Exhilarating and rejuvenating, this finishes with a tenacity, vivacity, and tactile presence hard to equal in the vintage. A gripping, ultra-mineral Les Clos, for all of its sheer fruit intensity, it makes no concessions to charm or winsomeness, particularly in its mineral-dominated finish, which some may consider austere. But few will be able to weather this cru's gutsy intensity unbent, or scour its residues from their gums and lips. I suspect it will be worth following for a good 15 years, but even more than any of the other wines in the 2008 Fevre collection, this should be given a few years in bottle before one gets serious about drinking more than an introductory bottle.
    Author: David Schildknecht
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2017-2026
    Author: nadeausp
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: Scooter
The Fevre family has been an integral part of the Chablis landscape for upwards of 250 years. Since the beginning, though, they have been adamant about protecting and promoting the typicity of Chablis, whose whites draw a unique and well-defined line in the sand when it comes to mineral-laden French Chardonnay. The grand crus from this estate represent the pinnacle of purity and intensity of world-class Chardonnay from France and are characterized by superb delineations of acidity, mineral, crystalline fruit and delicate floral nuance.

Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable. 

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1091 bottles owned
  • 112 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 112 collectors)