A lot of bottle variation in these - 5th bottle of the case and this one was borderline oxidised - very very mature, with yellow colour and buttery, rich notes. The general feeling on this wine is that across the case the wines are generally maturing quicker than expected.
Yes, no, maybe! I like my Chablis with a bit of mineral bite in them and this bottle lacks that a touch. Starting to mature and this has a softer feel on the palate than I was expecting - wet cotton, some butter notes peeking through - white pepper powder, banana leaf. Nice enough, but I like some minerals in my Chablis!
Same good feeling that Swyang had, mainly on the nose. Subdued golden colour. Mineral saline yet honeyed aromas. Watery, acidic on the palate. Nice pairing jap food and some chicken burritos. Clearly picking.
Mismas bunas sensaciones que las que tuvo Swyang, principalmente en nariz. Color dorado apagado. Aromas a minerales, salinos aunque melosos. En boca acuosa, ácida. Buena acompañando un poco de comida japonesa y uns burritos de pollo. Claramente en la cumbre.
This was my last bottle and the very best of a case. Super dry, stony, mineral, as pure as one could wish and not saline but actually a bit salty(!!), plenty of iodine, back taste of honey, white flowers and as the bottle got a bit towards the room temperature the texture got rounder and lovely without losing its grip on the citrus freshness. I hadn't bought any of this ever since the 2006 vintage, but I may very well look for it for the 2010, 2011 and wait a bit. A very satisfying last bottle indeed.
This is hitting its peak now. Much more expressive than it has been for years, plenty of backbone, energetic mineral, plenty of green apple, iodine, and quite lingering aftertaste. All of this in the most pure texture, and again very expressive and rainbow of aftertastes.
nice but falling short in the bach end. very smoothe, nicely made, but lacking the back bone freshness and underneath energy which I associate with good to very good chablis... previous bottle was nicer, but I guess I am being spoiled with Dauvissats, or/and Raveneaus... as this definitely lacks the vibrancy of the chablis. Well made and certainly enjoyable though...
Opened this to pair with Halibut cheeks and buerre blanc. Better than my last bottle a couple of years ago. Classic nose, good grip and a long finish. Very nice with dinner and enough stuffing to be enjoyable on its own. Entering prime drinking right now. Very solid stuff.
Nat cork. Didnt show great. Perhaps past its prime already? Bit flabby - oak, green apple, vanilla on the palate. Full bodied. Detected hand of wine maker more than any place. Decent finish that lingerer though. This note is off a bottle open many hours and a bit warm so perhaps next tasting will be kinder.
Pleasant floral pear & apple scent. Bitter, furred-tongue entry; nicely balanced lime cordial medium-bodied mid-palate with a daring hint of new oak; acceptable shortish finish. At 32 Euros retail: well this isn't an outright con. There is some quality here, but a value it ain't. The impression is much more of excellent juice which in the hands of a Dauvissat or a Raveneau could have been thrilling, but in the dead hand of William Fèvre turns into a kind of sub-new world Chardonnay. Now if you spend the same amount of money on a Californian or NZ Chard - you get this style, but with balls and thrills. Or you can spend the same amount in Chablis and get something with a gout de terroir. But then you need to pick your producer... 86P (to 88P, in 3-5 years?) Let's settle on 87P
Just starting to show some signs of age, beautiful pale golden colour with watery rim. If you have ever tasted autumn apples, this is it. The nose, the palate full of late harvest ripe autumn apples like Russian Antonovka complemented with a light touch of sea wead, sea stones. Great wine. Combined this with turkey and it was indeed a great combination! Cheers!
Citrusy fruit on the nose with honey/florals, some nutty toastiness and nice vegetal notes. Dry with medium weigth, balanced acidity and nice mineral presence. Some floral, brown sugar and vegetal aromatics. Medium + length. Nice depth.
Very mineral, perhaps a little more evolved than the Vaillons from Billaud-Simon. Ripe, verging on tropical. Spice and a hint of nuttiness; not the most endearing palate, alcohol sticks out a bit but has complexity and length.
Beautiful, focused nose has lime essence and minerals. Palate is crisp, clean and refreshing with just enough round fruit for balance and a rich mouth feel. Long, clean, flavorful finish. Really excellent on a summer evening.
A Premier Cru vineyard that faces southeast, grown on a deep soil that mixes marl and clay on top of a Kimmeridgian subsoil. Apparently this blends three different vineyards from the same slope, with one of them including slightly later maturing fruit. Pale yellow-green in color. Initially, very subdued aromas of citrus and crushed chalk, but the wine takes on a spicier floral note with some time in the glass. This tastes initially like a 1:1 mixture of fruit and soil, but given some time, the fruit fleshes out and the mouthfeel becomes sappier and sweeter. This needs some time in the glass to show its suave character, at which point tropical fruit and floral nuances begin to appear. Classic Chablis, this really combines 1er Cru power and minerality.
Probably the lightest of all 4 wines tasted today, yet the most pleasing in that it had enough acidity and verve to dance a bit rather than just sit there. Satisfying minerality and citric notes of lemon and orange peel. Very cleanly defined flavors and quite drinkable now.