May 30, 2015 - A bit steely and simple upon opening but gained complexity over an hour or two in the glass adding a mineral spine and notes of saline. Very pure and focused wine. Great showing.
May 6, 2015 - Pale gold
Clean, Sweet powdery Chablis nose, soft, perfumey, white flowers and minerals
Lime not lemon, but some tropicals here as well, wet stone but not chalky, big, full, but more pretty than rich ((does that make sense?)
A beautiful wine. We are drinking with cheese plate (Piave, smoked gouda, kuniko) and quite frankly, it doesn't get any better than this.
April 16, 2015 - Much like the btl tasted in January. Purchased locally in Feb at retail, the cork had a relatively high soak like a 10yr old+ btl that was a bit worrisome but, the wine was in great shape. Medium gold color. Again, lots of mouth coating minerality and obvious grand cru power. One more left that I'll drink this year or next given the cork condition on this btl.
February 18, 2015 - Bouquet has yellow and green fruits vibrant with some oak. Palate is marred by some oxidation old bread finish some lime acidity. 90-92
February 3, 2015 - Pale white gold translucent.
Sea spray, lemon, lime aromas.
Lemon, lime, orange mid palate, late medium minus mineral acidity refreshes into the long finish.
Two hours open, the 2009 vintage carries a medium/ full bodied weight with a suppleness of delivery that is mouth filling enjoyment. Yet to earn its stripes as an aged Chablis, the years may build upon the ample fruit to showcase a more complete wine.
January 31, 2015 - Fortunate to be able to try a couple of small pours of this wine over the last ~3 weeks with consistent results. Chiseled, brisk, laser focused, and beautifully balanced, delineated, and expansive with aromas and flavors of citrus/lime, green apple, and chalky minerals. Also on the nose, I picked up a distinctive, somewhat pungent note on the lower register that I couldn't quite place (was vacillating between iodine and ginger root, of all things). Picks up a bit of weight as it sits in the glass. Lovely wine.
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.