White

2012 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre

Chardonnay

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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • LW31 Likes this wine: (88 points)

    December 24, 2014 - Nice green apple notes and stony. Odd astringet finish that throws it.

  • Drinking Trees wrote:

    December 1, 2014 - Restrained nose, with old, lightly-toasted oak over hints of passionfruit and lime leaf. Clean, medium-bodied palate, with a good balance of acid and oak. Flavours of apple, rockmelon, underripe pear, and quince.

  • eharkins Likes this wine: (93 points)

    September 27, 2014 - Side by side with the '12 Louis Michel MDT this is a touch more restrained on the nose with hints of green apple, bring stone fruit, palate is really well structured and balanced punching well above it's $40 price

  • Lexsolis Likes this wine: (90 points)

    September 22, 2014 - Tasting @ Fevre in Chablis

  • Drankard wrote: (93 points)

    September 14, 2014 - I think Fevre is making great, balanced, pure/classic Chablis wines. After tasting the MDT and Les Clos, I don’t think this vintage surpasses Fevre’s 2010. The 2012 are not as nearly “painfully intense” as the 2010s. The 2012s are nothing short in acidity but in structure and probably longevity. Didier Séguier is quoted in saying “some of our 2012s that have more overall acidity than their 2010 counterparts.” A vintage that suffered from some hail damage especially in the vineyards of Fourchaume and Preuses. You constantly hear Montée de Tonnerre is a 1er Cru that can rival many Grand Crus but I think ST says it best “If this vineyard does not quite reach the level of the region’s grand crus in depth and sheer palate presence, it often does in aromatic complexity and class. In a perfect classification system, it would be ranked between premier and grand cru.” Bottled under a stubby Diam cork, the MDT is just shy of Grand Cru quality at this juncture. This is a wonderful wine that is pale in color with brisk citrus character, floral and laser-like minerality but not nearly as bone dry as the Les Clos as some refer to this as a “baby Clos”. The Montée de Tonnerre is wonderfully aromatic with a refined persistent finish. This is not austere or in need of a lot of time but might possibly gain weight with time.

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  • By Allen Meadows
    10/1/2014, Issue #56, 10/1/2014 (link)

    (Domaine William Fèvre Chablis "Montée de Tonnerre" 1er Cru White) Subscribe to see review text.

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2014, Issue #175 (link)

    (Domaine William Fevre Chablis Montee de Tonnerre) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    1/13/2014 (link)

    (Dom William Fèvre, Montée de Tonnerre Premier Cru Chablis White) Subscribe to see review text.

View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Nov/Dec 2013, Issue #48, The Brilliant 2012 Burgundy Vintage: The Extremely Low Yields Produce Stunning Beauty

    (Chablis “Montée de Tonnerre”- Domaine William Fèvre) Subscribe to see review text.

Burghound

  • By Allen Meadows
    October 2013, Issue #52 (link)

    (Domaine William Fèvre Chablis "Montée de Tonnerre" 1er 1er Cru White) Subscribe to see review text.

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2013, Issue #169 (link)

    (Domaine William Fevre Chablis Montee de Tonnerre) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type White
  • Producer Domaine William Fèvre
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Montée de Tonnerre
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • SubRegion Chablis
  • Appellation Chablis 1er Cru

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 137 (35%)
  • In Cellars 245 (62%)
  • Consumed 15 (4%)

Food Pairing

chicken, Crayfish, moules, scallops

Who Likes This Wine

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