2009 Chablis from Domaine William Fèvre

With 40 acres of Grand Cru vineyards, William Fèvre is a tour de force of high quality Chablis – understated, beautifully balanced and always with the right degree of wood. These wines are highly sought after in any vintage and 2009 is sure to be no exception.

2009 Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu, William Fèvre
£216 per 12 bottle case in bond
“Tight, chalky aromas of apple and spice…Supple, sweet and fruity… Finishes with a stony quality…” 87-89, Stephen Tanzer, July 2010

2009 Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume, Domaine William Fèvre
£255 per 12 bottle case in bond
“A very fresh version of Fourchaume, offering aromas of green tropical fruits and orange zest, plus a whiff of oyster shell reduction. Then big, ripe and quite dry, displaying an impressive combination of volume, definition and freshness. The orange zest note carries through in the mouth. A rich but firm version of Fourchaume with a dusty, tactile finish.” 89-92, Stephen Tanzer, July 2010

2009 Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre, Domaine William Fèvre
£255 per 12 bottle case in bond
“Light green-tinged yellow. Pure, nuanced nose hints at stone fruits, ginger, cumin and silex. Dense, spicy and sweet; concentrated, broad and mouthfilling but with a lovely light touch for the year. Northing hard about this premier cru. Really saturates the palate on the aftertaste.” 90-93, Stephen Tanzer, July 2010

2009 Chablis Grand Cru Valmur, Domaine William Fèvre
£225 per 6 bottle case in bond
“Pale, green-tinged yellow. Spicy, ripe aromas of nut oil and smoky minerality. Fat and sweet but with good energy to balance the sucrosite. A rich, fresh, rather backward wine that finishes with serious backbone and strong minerality.” 91-93, Stephen Tanzer, July 2010

2009 Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir, Domaine William Fèvre
£225 per 6 bottle case in bond
“Green-tinged yellow. Very ripe fruit aromas of peach and apricot, along with notes of licorice, menthol and banana. Plump and a bit exotic on entry, then fat in the middle, showing less clarity of flavor than this producer’s other grand crus today. Tightens up a bit on the back end, with an element of dusty minerality giving grip to the pineapple- and menthol-tinged finish.” 89-91, Stephen Tanzer, July 2010

2009 Chablis Grand Cru Bougros <Côte Bouguerots>, Domaine William Fèvre
£225 per 6 bottle case in bond
“Pale green-tinged color. Rather withdrawn nose hints at spearmint, spices, menthol and crushed stone lifted by a whiff of lime oil. Suave on entry, then penetrating, concentrated and energetic, with strong acidity giving excellent cut to the middle palate and carrying the wine’s fruit. At once broad and aromatic on the back end, and extremely primary today. This will need at least five years of cellaring. ” 92-94, Stephen Tanzer, July 2010

2009 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos, Domaine William Fèvre
£255 per 6 bottle case in bond
“Pale green-tinged yellow. Pure crushed rock and flinty minerality on the nose. Spicy, complex and very sweet; this manages to be simultaneously thick, seamless and weightless, with nothing aggressive above it. Best today on the explosive, mounting finish, which saturates the palate with iodiney minerality and crushed stone. As dry and youthful as this is, it still conveys the essentially gentle style of the vintage. ” 92-95, Stephen Tanzer, July 2010

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