2006 William Fevre - Chablis Les Clos 750ml

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IWC 94-97   JR 18-   Collector 94
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94-97

Pale color. Musky, minerally aromas of lemon, mint, raw pineapple and quinine; very backward and very Chablis. Silky on entry, then dense in the middle, with terrific thrust and depth to its very dry but ripe flavors of citrus peel, minerals and spices. Wonderfully concentrated, solid, powerfully structured grand cru with outstanding minerally persistence. Potentially the best vintage yet for this bottling and one of the early highlights of the vintage.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 133

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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18-

Riper citrus on the nose, even a touch of honey despite the intense minerality of youth. Citrus with a little white pepper. Broader on the palate than les Preuses. Powerful, great clarity and extremely crisp on the finish – quite eye watering. Needs more time than most but not sure it will have a longer life. (JH)

Drink Dates: 2010-2015
Author: Julia Harding MW

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Author: JMC22
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 03/13/2009
Drink Dates: 2009-2014
I could dive into the bouquet of this wine - creamy fruit and the perfect touch of vanilla/oak. The mouthfeel is well structured and the finish is a bomb!

1 of 1 people found this review useful.

Author: Anonymous Author
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 05/05/2009
WC Meeting May 4, 2009 - Clear, light, lemony note, good structure, medium acidity, tart finish - Cost 65 - SELL.

Rating: 94
Author: wineangelo
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 01/04/2013

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

Rating: 94
Author: Stephen G41
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 05/23/2013

Average rating: 93, based on 6 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

1353 bottles owned by 238 collectors.

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About This Producer

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.

Wine Varietal: Chardonnay

Arguably the best dry white wine grape out there, Chardonnay is grown all over the globe. In addition to being the backbone of fine white Burgundies, Chardonnay is also one of the three major grape varieties used in producing Champagne. Susceptible to a myriad of complications, Chardonnay berries are relatively small, thin-skinned, fragile, and oxidize easily. Chardonnay grapes can be sensitive to winemaking techniques and more difficult to handle from harvest to bottling than many other varieties. Some producers will use malolactic fermentation (where harsher malic acid is turned into softer lactic acid and carbon dioxide) to reduce crispness and acidity and add a creamy, buttery texture to wines. The "oaky" character of some Chardonnays comes from fermenting or aging which takes place in oak barrels. Once barrel-aged, Chardonnay may take on notes of vanilla or toast. While Chardonnay is produced worldwide, the best can be found in France, the United States, Argentina, Chile, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, and South Africa. Typical descriptors for Chardonnay include mineral, green apple, citrus, tropical fruits, vanilla, butter and smokiness.

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