William Fevre Les Preuses Grand Cru Chablis 2012
Chardonnay from Chablis, France
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Floral nose, with fruity aromas enhanced by intense mineral notes and developing lightly smoky touches. Very round on the palate, both full-bodied and refined.
"This is arguably the most elegant wine in the range with its ultra-pure aromas of quinine, oyster shell, mineral reduction and floral elements. There is a caressing, even seductive mouth feel to the beautifully well-delineated and concentrated medium-bodied flavors that possess an almost delicate quality before culminating in an almost startlingly explosive finish that just goes on and on. This bone dry effort is an exercise in harmony and grace, or otherwise expressed, a classic Preuses.
Point Range: 93-96"
"The 2012 Chablis Les Preuses is all about subtlety. Nothing in particular stands out, just the wine's exceptional overall balance. Dried orchard fruit, flowers, mint and sage are some of the many notes that blossom, but it is the wine's textural feel that elevates the Preuses. The chiseled, pulsating finish is a thing of beauty."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
"asted assembled a good half year before bottling, the Fevre 2012 Chablis Les Preuses beautifully exhibits the intrigue and allure inherent in this great site. Smoky black tea, mint, wild forest fungus, kelp and musk rise from the glass, to be joined on a silken yet bright palate by the saline-sweet, saliva-inducing savor of fresh scallop and the succulence of lime-laced white peach. This lingering beauty ought to prove memorably intriguing and delightful through at least 2022. As Seguier sees it, the parcel of Fevre’s Preuses located on the border with the Cote de Bouguerots serves for mineral character, while a strip that extends up into the heart of Preuses conveys its exotic animal (or shellfish) and fungal aspects.
Range: 93-94 Points"
The Wine Advocate
"Pale, green-tinged yellow. Very pure but subdued aromas of lime, white pepper and caraway seed. Rich and intense but very dry and backward, with citrus and floral flavors currently overshadowed by a strong gingery quality. Less expressive today than the Cote Bouguerots but very concentrated, classic and long. This will need a good six or seven years of cellaring.
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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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Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different
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