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Date Printed: 10/23/2014
William Fevre Les Clos Chablis Grand Cru 2006
William Fevre Les Clos Chablis Grand Cru 2006
(search item no. 94216)
collectible wine
not core in nc/ma

International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 10/23/2014: $105.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Burghound.com rating: 96 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2012 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2011 Burghound.com rating: 94 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2008 Burghound.com rating: 96 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2007 Burghound.com rating: 96 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Pale color. Musky, minerally aromas of lemon, mint, raw pineapple and quinine; very backward and very Chablis. Silky on entry, then dense in the middle, with terrific thrust and depth to its very dry but ripe flavors of citrus peel, minerals and spices. Wonderfully concentrated, solid, powerfully structured grand cru with outstanding minerally persistence. Potentially the best vintage yet for this bottling and one of the early highlights of the vintage."
-International Wine Cellar 94-97

"Fevre's 2006 Chablis Les Clos reflects its location in the chalky, stony upper reaches of that cru, with juicy lime; high-toned herbal essences including a hint of peppermint; fresh pit fruits; and a palpably chalky mineral dimension. Incredibly dense, yet shapely and not in the least heavy, this penetrates with uncanny grip, leaving your palate absolutely wrung-out. There is no doubt a wealth of nuance not even perceivable at this stage, but the stage is already set for an unforgettable show to reward anyone lucky and patient enough to follow this for 15 or more years. The 2005, incidentally, is equally dense and gripping, but more refined and forthcoming."
-Wine Advocate 95-96

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About William Fevre:

Coming from a family that has been in the Chablis region for more than 250 years, William Fèvre's father was already a great wine-maker after World War II. His son William founded the Domaine de la Maladière and announced his first harvest in 1959.

For many years, William Fèvre (who to this day enjoys a very good reputation as a defender of historically renowned terroirs), has worked each plot keenly and skilfully so as to make wine whose personality reflects the authenticity of the soils from which they spring. In 1998, the venerable Henriot family from Champagne succeeded him. To continue these focused efforts, the Domaine was taken up with the constant desire to make indisputably genuine and fine wines, and above all with bringing along a very personal expertise in Chardonnay. All the efforts have but one goal – to finely express the most subtle variations in the greatest Chablis crus.