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.
As is virtually always the case, this possesses a wonderfully elegant nose with its ripe, pure and airy aromas of lavender, green apple, citrus and white orchard fruit scents that are trimmed in subtle wood toast wisps. There is very good density to the relatively restrained medium-bodied flavors that possess plenty of minerality on the rich, sappy and palate coating finale. A brilliant wine of class, refinement and finesse. Tasted: Oct 19; Drink: 2029+; Issue: 76; Rating 95 Points; Allen Meadows; Burghound
From bottle, the 2017 Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses is one of the twin pinnacles of the Fèvre portfolio, wafting from the glass with a lovely bouquet of citrus blossom, mandarin, oyster shell and wet stones—exactly as it did from barrel. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, ample and elegantly glossy, with incisive acids, fine-boned structure and a precise, elegantly mineral finish. The Clos many be the most powerful, but the Preuses is the more elegant, detailed wine in the range this year. Tasted: May 19; Drink: 2021-2040; Rating: 94 Points; William Kelley; Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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