2012 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos, William Fèvre

"The Fèvre 2012 Chablis Les Clos – tasted some six or more months ahead of bottling – puts the hierarchy of crus into perspective with a performance of amazing concentration and complexity. A saline and alkaline sea breeze alliance, chalk dust, fresh lemon and tangerine, iris, and greenhouse-like profusion of leafing things leap from the glass. This comes to the palate with exhilarating electric intensity and lift, suffused with mineral elements and lees for a combination of textural caress and density, yet at the same time brightly refreshing in its tart-edged evocation of firm apple and fresh citrus. Oyster liqueur floods the finish with salivary gland-milking concentration even as a torrent of juicy citrus is unleashed. This should remain profoundly memorable."

Robert Parker, 94-95+ points.

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£143.68

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Les Clos, Chablis, France
  • Grape
    Chardonnay
  • Maturity
    Ready 2016 - 2026
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Grand Cru
2012 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos, William Fèvre
Domaine William Fèvre

William Fèvre started his eponymous domaine in 1957, buying the region’s premiers and grands crus when they were out of fashion. He established the domaine as one of Chablis’ most prized, only retiring in 1998. He has since sold the estate to Champagne Henriot, who put the talented Didier Séguier at the helm, formerly of Bouchard Pere et Fils. Oak use has been reduced, and no new barrels are used. Here’s Chablis for lovers of Côte de Beaune whites, crisp and steely with round flavour.

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