Last of the four purchased at an Acker Merrall auction. This bottle was good - not oxidized - but did not sing like the first bottle. Lesson learned: watch out for premox in white burgs prior to 2009 or so, especially those bought at auction...
Worse than my previous experience last month. More oxidized in both color and palate -- and undrinkable. Purchased four at an Acker Merrall auction and two were oxidized, one was perfect, one more to be opened.
Basically the same experience as JonAllen, just not quite as oxidized, or as dark in color. In fact, we drank about half the bottle at 50 degrees or so and commented on its lack of personality, which showed itself clearly as it warmed. Have two more and am hoping for a better experience.
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(Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos) Light yellow color; very ripe green fruit, kiwi, gooseberry, nearly a NZ Sauvignon Blanc type nose; green on palate too, tart gooseberry, tart kiwi, gunpowder, mineral palate, with off putting green notes; medium-plus finish (seems like the cursed '04, time-delayed Burgundy green meanies have claimed another victim, as this was wonderful last year)
(Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos) Light butter yellow color; nice, glittery, lemon, lime, green fruit nose; steely, tasty, tart lemon, mineral, lime palate; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.
(Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos) Tight sea air nose, that opens after a half hour to a more minerally and prickly rock salt nose; big, tight, but structured with minerality; medium-plus finish
(Fevre Chablis "Les Clos") Nose of crushed seahshells, some granny smith apple skins and more crushed seashells. Very aromatic. The palate is elegant but rich with a whopper of a finish. High-toned minerality and wonderful inner mouth aromas. The expansive finish pumps mineral-tinged fruit. Great wine that really stains the palate. Will benefit from cellaring but not a sin to open up now.
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