White

2004 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses

Chardonnay

  • France
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Community Tasting Notes 159

  • La Cave d'Argent Likes this wine: (94 points)

    November 14, 2014 - Tasted in double-blind fashion from a bottle kindly provided by J.P., this wine showed beautifully. With a light yellow/green color which belies its age, it goes on to impress with a beautiful bouquet of lime zest, wet stones, white peaches and lavender. Medium-bodied and crisply acidic on the palate, it follows with flavors which mirror the nose. The alcohol (listed as 13%) is nicely integrated and the middle palate shows a richness which fooled most tasters into thinking that it was from the Côte de Beaune. Long and luscious at the back end, it closes with a touch of chalky minerality. Those holding well-cellared bottles of this wine should (assuming no random "hex" of premature oxidation) expect that it will drink beautifully into the next decade. Drink now-2021.

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  • drwine2001 wrote:

    November 9, 2014 - Remarkably light yellow in color. Wonderful aromatic mixture of orange peel, lemon, and some green herb. Rich entry (somewhat atypical for an '04, in fact) with minimal footprint of oak, but this slims down and has marvelous salinity and acidity as it finishes. Deceptively powerful. Let the Fevre crap shoot continue, bottle by excruciating bottle. This one was a definite winner and as fresh as a 10 year old Chablis could be-a great producer for those who value the element of surprise above all else.

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  • jbaron wrote:

    October 4, 2014 - Same as in 2011, but a touch more muted (hard to believe!) Still, it's mouth filling and exciting. More years ahead, so perhaps we should wait until 2017 for the next one.

  • rnellans wrote: flawed

    September 29, 2014 - Unfortunately pox’d. Actually the palate not bad, but clearly very advanced on the nose.

  • markjanes Likes this wine: (92 points)

    September 24, 2014 - I like DPB's note below... this is a very young wine with acidity i could only describe as shrill... the wine held up well overnight in the fridge and "fattened" up a bit... plenty of potential here but this is very 04 and slightly out of balance (may always be)... serve with a rombauer chard and watch the enamel peel off your cal chard wine drinker friend's teeth haha...

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  • By Allen Meadows
    5/6/2011 (link)

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2006, Issue #129 (link)

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  • By Allen Meadows
    4th Quarter, 2006, Issue #24 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/12/2006 (link)

    (Dom William Fèvre, Les Preuses Chablis White) Subscribe to see review text.

View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2006, Issue #1, 2004 Burgundy Vintage

    (Domaine William Fèvre Chablis “Les Preuses”) Subscribe to see review text.

Burghound

  • By Allen Meadows
    4th Quarter, 2005, Issue #20 (link)

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2005, Issue #121 (link)

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    6/11/2007 (link) 95 points

    (Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses) Chalky, lime essence, mineral nose; tastier now than Les Clos, with great minerality, elegant citrus; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/29/2006 (link) 91 points

    (Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses) Faint mineral and lime nose; tasty citrus palate with lime edges, less dense than the Bougros; medium finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/26/2006 (link) 94 points

    (Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses) Gorgeous, elegant, lemon chiffon nose; lovely, rich lemon and cream palate with great balance; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type White
  • Producer Domaine William Fèvre
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Les Preuses
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • SubRegion Chablis
  • Appellation Chablis Grand Cru

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 62 (3%)
  • In Cellars 1209 (56%)
  • Consumed 904 (42%)

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Who Likes This Wine

95% Like It  19 votes