From 75cl, "DIAM 10-22" closure. The DIAM- induced deterioration since January 2015 is obvious: Flatter, flabbier, all that remains of the once-wonderful vivacity of this wine is the penetrating lemon acidity, which now frankly tastes a bit sour. Hopefully Fevre will switch to screwcap or return to natural cork sometime soon, until then I'll be buying Chablis from other producers, of whom there are, thankfully, plenty. Drink up ASAP. 86P
From 75cl, DIAM 10-22 closure. This was fantastic... a year ago. My DIAM "allergy" is not alleviated by tasting this fine unoaked Chardonnay, lemon and tangerine peel striking immediately after opening, and then observing it go flabby, soft and prematurely senile over the following 2 hours. If you P+P this and drink straight off, it will provide pleasure. Just don't expect it to mature further, or try to follow it over a long evening. I know that this makes good business sense for Fèvre and the restaurants to whom they deliver (only a freak like honest bob cellars Chablis these fast-moving days...) but what a crashing disappointment considering the glorious heights which 1er Cru Chablis (from Dauvissat and other traditionally-minded producers) can (and does) attain at an age which DIAM closures simply do not permit. Drink up ASAP. 87P
From 75cl, "DIAM" composite cork. Superb Chablis. Very pure, linear, ripe lemon/lime acidic profile, no perceptible oak, slender, structured but not overly mineral finish. Ready now, will continue to provide pleasure at this level for at least 5 years if the artificial cork/glue closure permits. 91P
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