William Fevre Valmur Domaine Grand Cru (1.5L Magnum) 2012

Chardonnay from Chablis, France

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Item No. 130184
  • white wine
  • collectible wine
  • BH95
  • ST94
  • V94
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Winemaker's Notes

Charming bouquet with astonishing fruitiness and a good mineral character. The powerful, strongly constituted palate lacks neither elegance nor roundness.

Critical Acclaim

" An expressive and elegant nose features notes of salt water, citrus and cool yet ripe green fruit. There is terrific power and concentration to the dense and palate drenching flavors that brim with both minerality and vibrancy before concluding in a borderline painfully intense and explosive finish that is bone dry though not particularly austere. This is a knockout Range: 93-95"
95 Points

"A multiplicity of mineral elements including chalk, salt and fusil oils suffuse a bright matrix of lemon and lime, and the sense of energy conveyed here – along with the wine’s sheer refreshment – is enhanced by an impression of levity that you might imagine more likely from a premier cru. Transparency to nuance insures that I keep finding new features as I return to the glass. Green tea and smoky black tea elements alike add to the complexity of this beauty’s stimulatingly lingering finish. Look for impressive performance through at least 2022."
94 Points

"Very ripe aromas of pineapple, peach, licorice and wet stone. Broad, seamless, stony and dry, conveying a powerful impression of tactile dry extract. This rich, backward, powerfully mineral wine should be long-lived. The very long finish shows a distinctly austere menthol character. Lay this one down. 94(+?)+"
94 Points

"Honey, candied almonds, dried apricots and spices form an attractive fabric in the 2012 Chablis Valmur. Even at this early stage, the Valmur is resonant, fleshy and incredibly expressive. A totally beautiful wine, the 2012 builds in the glass effortlessly as layers of fruit caress the palate on the striking finish."
94 Points

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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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Learn About Chablis

Chablis got a bad rap when its name was plastered on large jug wines in the 1980's and 90's. Luckily, the wine in those jugs has nothing in common with the actual region. Wines produced in Chablis are some of the most unique in the world. Typical descriptors of a classic Chablis include a greenish tinge on the wine, minerality and crisp acidity balanced by a round mouthfeel....

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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