2008 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume


  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Chablis
  • Chablis 1er Cru
Drink between 2011 - 2016 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 18

  • phill mz wrote:

    February 27, 2016 - pale straw. medium fruit intensity on day one and builds complexity by day 3. some oat meal with intense crisp acidity. still has years to go. would go so well with oysters

  • HowardNZ Likes this wine:

    December 28, 2015 - Light colour, just beginning to go golden. Aromatic with notes of small white flowers, lemons, green apples and oyster shell with some salinity and iodine. Lovely, sparkling acidity, provides a backbone for the Chablis. Serving it blind, people thought it an '11, then a '10. Below medium weight, this marks the Fèvre out as 1er, not Grand Cru. Good Chablis typicity (less tropical fruit than the previous bottle). Resting more on its acidity and minerality, than on its fruit, with chalky, citric and saline. A very good 1er Chablis. Ready to go now, it should drink in this style for at least the next five years.

  • profiler54 wrote: (92 points)

    December 29, 2014 - Popped and poured Served in Reidel Burgundy vinum stems @52 F. Clear with pale yellow lemon color, Nose pronounced, dominated by lemony citrus, floral perfume, and minerals. Medium high acid with medium body . Palate is in line with nose.. Outstanding

  • HowardNZ Likes this wine: (92 points)

    September 3, 2014 - Colour limpid lemon, viscous with good legs. A lovely fresh, ripe nose of green apples, lemons, pineapple, rock salt, baking spices, ginger and crushed rocks. I had this Chablis on release and the searing acidity has now settled quite a bit. Now a strong backbone of racy acids, holding the wine together right across the palate. Quite ripe and rich, with malic, citric, mineral and marine flavours, but with some tropical fruit elements (a little pineapple and rock melon). Good volume and power for a 1er with excellent length and a good dry, chalky finish. Probably a bit too rich and exotic fruit flavoured to be classical Chablis, but very enjoyable nonetheless. Drinking well now but years ahead of it, if it survives premox.

  • michael47 wrote: (92 points)

    November 4, 2012 - What is not to love about this US$23.40 (on sale) bottle of crisp, taut, pure and clean chablis, with juicy extraction and nice mouthfeel. A wine to turn the ABC crowd back to the chardonnay grape. Curious to see what another few years will do for it.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2010, IWC Issue #151 (link)

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  • By Allen Meadows
    October 2009, Issue #36 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2009, IWC Issue #145 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/4/2011 (link) 91 points

    (Domaine William Fèvre Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume) Light lemon yellow color; light lemon, tart apple nose; tight, tasty, tart lemon tart apple, mineral palate with intensity, needs 3-4 years; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type White
  • Producer Domaine William Fèvre
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Fourchaume
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • SubRegion Chablis
  • Appellation Chablis 1er Cru

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 11 (5%)
  • In Cellars 131 (54%)
  • Consumed 102 (42%)

Food Pairing

langoustine, Sea fruit

Who Likes This Wine

80% Like It  5 votes