William Fevre Chablis Grand Cru Valmur 2014
One of the greatest domaines in Chablis founded by William Fevre in 1957 and its vineyard holdings include 12 hectares of premier cru and 16 hectares of grand Cru vines. The domaines fruit is harvested by hand, a rarity in Chablis, and rigorously sorted at the winery to ensure the highest quality. In recent times the amount of new oak used has been cut back and today the average age of the barrels in the cellar is five years. From the Petit Chablis to the domaines six Grand Cru wines, the quality is superb and the range from Domaine William Fevre is a benchmark for the wines of the region.
This is also discreet to the point of being all but mute and only aggressive swirling manages to liberate the cool aromas of citrus, green fruit and a broad array of typical Chablis elements. Here too there is excellent size, weight and concentration to the big-bodied flavors that possess an almost pungent salinity on the balanced, powerful and borderline painfully intense finale. This is good stuff but patience will be required. Rating: 93-95 Points; Issue #60; Tasted: Oct 2015; Drink: 2021+; Don't Miss!; Allen Meadows - Burghound
The 2014 Chablis Valmur Grand Cru comes from south-facing vines. It has a crisp, slightly austere, stony bouquet that suggests more cellaring will be necessary compared to Bougros. The palate is fresh on the entry, very well defined with hints of orange sorbet and citrus fruit, a fine line of acidity and boundless energy toward the focused finish. This cocks a snook (sneers) at the Vaudésir at the moment. Superb. Rating: 93-95 Points; Drink: 2017-2032; Tasted: Aug 2015; Neal Martin - eRobertParker.com #220
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