January 28, 2015 - On PnP: Shy at first, but with a few swirls, oyster shell, capsicum, white pepper, flint, apple; a touch of sauvage. Medium entry, but wastes no time adding weight; a little quinine on the very end. Notable length, breadth, though not nearly as complex as it stands to become by the end of the decade, and beyond. By the second glass, a swath of butterscotch. This is fantastic. I'l let it aerate in decanter for an hour, return to bottle and serve 2 hours later. 13,0% abv. highly recommended
January 21, 2015 - Clear, pale lemon-green in color, exhibiting developing aromas of ripe lemon, lime, green apple and chalk. Dry w/medium levels of acidity and alcohol; beautifully balanced flavors of aforementioned profiles are squarely placed upon a foundation of chalk. Voluminous and richly textured; fruit is deftly interwoven with refreshing minerality present. Provides a round evenly distributed snappy finish. Great now and should only get better going forward.
January 18, 2015 - Maybe I had a co WOTN tonight as this was very impressive. A laser beam of drenching minerality and citrus. Only had a small sip but this was outstanding and a surprise for the reputation of 2009 as being more flabby. I may need to start buying these from Fevre again. Proof again, for me, that Preuses is the greatest grand Cru in Chablis.
January 18, 2015 - Monthly Tasting Group: Barolo & Barbaresco (Cafe Lurcat, Mpls, MN): This came through at an awkward time in the tasting with where our food was at. It got back burnered and was revisited later. I do think the extra time in glass served it well as it seemed a bit closed up initially. Ultimately there was a nice core of citrus fruit with lemon, lime, pear and minerality that that refreshes nicely and seems pretty persistent. Still could use a year or two IMO.
September 6, 2014 - I fell in love with the 2004 Fevre's and haven't found the same magic in subsequent vintages. Perhaps these (and the other Fevre's in my cellar) just need to sleep a bit longer.
August 31, 2014 - Initially, soft spoken and not expressing the classic tightness of Grand Cru Chablis. After an hour in the glass the texture firmed up and an array of lemon, citrus, and mineral scents and flavors emerged into quite a big and complete wine. Great Chablis, like this, is a far cry from Chardonnay's expression everywhere else outside of Northern France.
August 23, 2013 - Corked.
June 11, 2013 - Very precise. no baby fat. A little hesitant on the nose, but overall rocks and minerals and some citrus fruits. A pure joy.
November 30, 2012 - Le Grand Tasting; 11/30/2012-12/1/2012 (Carrousel du Louvre, Paris): Great structure, fat but light, and rich, this is a great Chablis!
November 28, 2012 - Chablis: flinty! sembra davvero di bere roccia polverizzata.