This is certainly very ripe, but it manages to retain harmony and balance and, unusually for a 2003, does not suggest New World to me. There is more raspberry and coffee and leather than usual, but the Lambrays minerality is there, and the richer, more exotic aromas are well integrated as is the hint of wood toast. A bit "hot" for my taste, but this is a 2003 that tastes Burgundian to me, if stretching the parameters slightly. I liked it enough that I might even consider buying a few more.
Very pale yellow color. Wonderful classic Chablis with lots of flinty, chalky, minerally green apple fruit and notes of crushed seashells. There is wonderful ripeness here but one is not drawn to the ripeness per se as the electric acidic spine keeps all in good, tingling balance. Five hours after being Audouzled this wine really sings, showing immense power and depth - like a Bâtard of Chablis - but good finesse and elegance as well. I really like this vintage in Chablis ..... another success for Fèvre and one to put away in the cellar after trying once.
Another fine 2004 from Ramonet with a taut mineral streak and nice minty peach flavors. In intensity and expressiveness this is a slight notch below the Morgeot and Boudriotte that we tasted at the domaine, but terrific nonetheless.