William Fevre Les Clos Chablis Grand Cru 2011
Chardonnay from Chablis, France
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The largest and most famous of the Grands Crus, because it is the historical cradle of Chablis vineyards. Les Clos has a remarkably complex bouquet, blending fruity, floral and spicy notes with a substantial mineral touch. Structured palate, opening up with age to give powerful, generous wines.
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
"This was quite closed and somewhat difficult to read but aggressive swirling grudgingly liberated ripe aromas of sea breeze, pear, lemon rind, oyster shell and mineral reduction plus an abundance of typical floral scents. The large-scaled flavors are overtly powerful and impressively concentrated as there is plenty of palate staining dry extract that also buffers the very firm acidity that supports and shapes the gorgeously precise finish. This explosively long effort possesses exquisite balance and the tightly wound flavors are going to need at least a decade to completely bloom. A knock out.
Barrel Sample: 93-96 Points"
"Fevre's 2011 Chablis Les Clos is seriously intense. The Clos is another wine that saturates the palate with endless layers of aromas and flavors in a style that is all about persistence and length. The 2011 will require time, perhaps quite a bit of it, but it is striking for its purity and delineation. This is a very strong showing from Fevre and winemaker Didier Seguir.
Barrel Sample: 93-95 Points"
The Wine Advocate
"Bright yellow-green. Calcaire-driven aromas of citrus peel, mint and powdered stone, plus a whiff of coconut. Densely packed and seamless but youthfully closed; in a powerful, distinctly dry style, showing tightly coiled energy. Expands dramatically in the mouth and on the very long aftertate, coating the palate with flavors of citrus fruit, mint, dusty stone and almost metallic minerality. A real vin de garde for the vintage. Seguier noted that he used zero new oak for the 2011s; William Fevre gets its used barrels from Bouchard, which is under the same ownership.
Barrel Sample: 92-95 Points"
International Wine Cellar
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Coming from a family that has been in the Chablis region for more than 250 years,
William Fevre's father was already a great wine-maker after World War II.
His son William founded the Domaine de la Maladiere and announced his first harvest in 1959.
For many years, William Fevre (who to this day enjoys a very good reputation as a defender
of historically renowned terroirs)...
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White Wine's Queen Bee
Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different
soils and different climates. While frequently paired with
its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy,
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