Pale lemon-green in color, with developing aromas of lemon, lime, green apple and pear. Fresh flavors of aforementioned fruit are set upon a distinct mineral foundation surrounded by wisps of sprindrift and warm toast. Voluminous and richly textured; abundant fruit is deftly balanced by bracing acidity present that leads to a generous saline finish. Delicious.
Oeil jaune pâle; Nez citronné, très salin & "crayeux". Légère touche crémeuse & fruité à chaire blanche subtil. Légèrement florale. Semble fermé. Bouche est vive, sur le citron & les notes salines du nez. Longiligne & frais. P-ê que l'acidité est trop présente a mon goût. Longueur est bonne, finale légèrement oxydative. En un bloc & +/- agréable pour le moment.
Je crois à la bouteille défectueuse car tout est « off » - des amers proéminents, un arrière-goût pâteux en finale… Le lendemain, il demeure bizarre mais s’est amélioré - la carafe n’aide pas, la clef du vin un peu. Il y a du soufre mais c’est plus que ça: bouteille défectueuse VS phase adolescente du vin?
Pale greenish yellow. Nose of lime zest, crushed rock, and seabreeze. Impressive depth and strength of minerality, with saline notes and lively acidity. This is an intense wine, a little reduced and in need of more time. Drink starting 2020.
PopnPour, tasted over 2 hrs -translucent pale yellow-green -reduction funk and some lemony sea breeze -med acidity, med- weight, intensely mineral sappy bitter lemon touch of creaminess, good length -picks up cut and focus with air, drinking very well now for those who enjoy the vigor of young Chablis
I think this is early in its evolution but plenty of potential. Right now, dominated by crushed powdery rock and lemony citrus. I'll wait a year or 3 to open the next btl. Paid $39 which is a great price, these days, for a Fevre MDT. (Right now) it's not drinking up to what I paid for it and I can likely find something for $25 that drinks as well .... at this point.
Pale lemon yellow. Aromas of flint, stone fruit, citrus fruit, green apple and minerality. The wine is dry with high acidity, medium (+) alcohol and a medium (+) body. The main difference that I used to distinguish this Chardonnay from a Alsace Riesling is the notes of lees steering.
Lots and lots of green apples on the nose, as well as traces of gunpowder, light oak, citrus fruit and more apples.
High, very tart acidity reminding me a lot of the citrus-like acidity of a dry Riesling wine. Medium body, medium+ intensity and a medium finish.
Not at all impressed with this one, feels disjointed, tart and lacking in complexity. Sure it is young, so a few years in the cellar might get it a point or two more. I usually consider Chablis to be fairly good QPR, but 330SEK ($40) for this seems steep.
seemed a touch more closed than previous experience, and took some time to open, lots of citrus, green apple, sea breeze and wet stone notes, palate has really high acidity with a similar flavor profile and a medium plus length of finish
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.
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
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.
This is pretty amazing. Serious intensity with pure and lean fruit, minerals and abundant acidity. Citrus fruit and wet rocks. Should age beautifully in the short term. Serious deal for the price. I'm going in for a few.
Fresh nose of mint, honeysuckle, iodine and citrus. Good shape and volume in the mouth. Loads of citrus fruits and plenty of mineral. It has a light candied peel sweetness and finishes with a lick of grapefruit.
Bottle in perfect shape. Young and pale with a touch of yellow and green in the core. Very good bouquet. Apples, pears, citrus/lime, seaweed, chalk and crushed limestone and a hint of butter. Lots of mineral on the nose. The taste dominates by the zesty mineral and the lime-acidity. The texture is a bit chalky. Modest oak ... nicely done I must say. Good balance in this wine ... quite elegant. This wine is pure and quite sharp and has a great mineral backbone. Long finish.