A slightly controversial wine on the night. Definitely had a muted nose and palate to start. A wine that would really benefit from time in a decanter. Really opened up after an hour. Saline rather than lots of fruit on the palate.certainly clean and precise.
Absolutely fantastic juice. I've really only dabbled in Chablis thus far, and this was the first bottle that knocked my socks off and screamed, "This is what Chablis is about". Chalky as a descriptor has always made sense to me, but I had never actually experienced it.
Aromatically and in taste, this wine delivers wave after wave of lemon and lime, occasional grapefruit, white flower blossoms, refreshing sea spray, chalky minerality, and with extra air picks up some tropical fruit notes as well. The mouthwatering finish goes on for days, leaving you drooling for more. If you're looking for a wine that displays sense of place, this is it. Absolutely beautiful.
Medium yellow gold, translucent in colour. Darker and more developed than other Les Preuses of the same vintage and of '07. Decanted for 30 minutes. Sweet wood rises from the glass, followed by a limey rind background. Viscous mouthfeel, lemon and acidic lime mid palate, sharp. 2 hours open, a melange of orange citrus full bodied, yet a limey, acidic spine undercurrent which becomes more apparent mid palate and predominant thru the finish. Some bitterness on the finish. Difficult to assess. The colour suggests premature ageing, yet two hours open, more interest, more intrigue. Left wondering whether to drink up or wait a further two years, likely the former.
Looks good, pale to med yellow. Nose is faintly of fennel and lemon. Lacking concentration, tastes thin. Something isn't right, here as it is pleasant, without any fault in the nose but is sadly lacking intensity. Will this come around in a year or two?
PopnPour, tasted over 4 hrs and day 2 -translucent light gold -grapefruit, ripe but not really tropical until day 2 when some pineapple-y elements come through -med+/high acidity, mid-palate loaded with minerally saline sap gives it power without weight, long and moderately complex -unmistakably Chablis, has lost much of its baby fat and starting to develop some maturing elements, no sign of prem-ox, excellent
Judgement of Chicago (Nomi): Tasted blind. Color was lighter than the rest. Nose was clean, fresh, mineral, classic Chablis. Taste was also clean and crisp. Absolutely delicious. This was my favorite of the whites
Light green gold. Airy nose of seashells, sea air with a touch of citrus (lemon). Quite intense on the attack on the palate and then softens nicely on the finish. This has excellent balance and should age well although quite drinkable now. Not as exotic as Clos or Bouguerots but very very good.
Popped and poured, consumed over next 90 minutes. Powerful, yet weightless. Seamless and integrated with beautiful balance and compelling layers of sophisticated nuance right through the lengthy finish. Lovely, delicious, and kept evolving in the glass, promising plenty of upside with cellaring.
Straw gold and heavy in the glass. Lemon oil, apple and grass on the nose. Medium body with the nose carrying onto the palate. Interesting balance of oily creme weight and floral structure. Tropical fruit core. Perfect with food. Med-long finish.
Light yellow. Bright, lemony nose. It is is medium body, floral, crisp with a chalky firm feel. There is just a hint of oxidation here - disconcerting given that the first bottle, from a different case, was undrinkable.
This is superb. Ripe citrus fruit and crunchy, chalky minerals. Excellent concentration and depth, and super fresh. Just got better as it was open for a couple hours. This may improve but no harm in opening one now.
Absolutely profound wine. Has it all. Gorgeous nose. Rich on the palate with lots of rocks on the finish. Layers and layers of flavor. Might be conservative with my score. 2008 is the real deal in Burgundy.
Enjoyed from magnum - unfortunately served too cold by the staff at Annisa. Once it warmed it showed lots of stones and vibrant acidity. Killer Chablis for sure although I prefer the fatness of Fevre's Les Clos in 2008.
Chablis and Champagne 19-22.09.2011; 9/19/2011-9/22/2011: 80% barrel fermentation. Pure, gently floral scent with a hint of lemon/butter. Closed down tight on entry, but a pleasantly thin, ripe, lime-juice edge shows the way though the mid-palate to the immensely long, rolling finish, wave upon wave of thrilling minerality. This will be stunning in about 6-8 years time. €43,40 au chai. 93P(+)
2008 Fevre Premier Cru and Grand Cru Chablis (Vin Vino, Palo Alto): Combination of ripe fruit and salt aromatics. This has the greatest volume and lushness of the line up with distinct, yellow apple fruit. Slightly lower acid and a sweeter impression than the others, although on the finish, it snaps back with some bitterness and significant salinity. The biggest here is not the best.