2008 William Fevre - Chablis Les Clos 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


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
Issue: 191

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Burghound | Rating: 96

No review available

Drink Dates: 2015+
Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: 40

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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: Issue 151

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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.

Drink Dates: 2013-2025
Author: Bruce Sanderson


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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)

Drink Dates: 2013-2022
Author: Julia Harding MW


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Average rating: 94, based on 5 reviews
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718 bottles owned by 124 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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