Tasted blind and the colour is dark golden and almost amber with clear appearance. Oxidized nose, nutty, pungent, dried fruits, hints of lemon peel and mineral. Rich & nutty palate, along with caramel, hints of oxidized sweet fruits, pungent and nail polishes. It ends with a dry spicy finish. Pity that good fruits buried underneath and suffers from premature oxidation. Quite a disappointment when the label reveals as I always hoping to try Les Clos from this producer.
An off-bottle. Color was dark-golden. Sherry, oxidative notes on the nose. Again, sherry on the palate too... could still make out a teeny bit of yellow-fruit flavour behind the advanced notes. Too bad this (bottle) turned out this way, else it'll be a great start to our '02-themed dinner...
3rd of 12, previous notes good at best (cf my note of November 14), at last this was a decent bottle showing proper typicity, green edged, mineral, gunflint and chalk, focussed fruit, correct weight, not over-oaked, decent length and persistence, will probably still improve. At least fine (17.5/20).
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(Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos) Light yellow color; very creamy, lemon chiffon nose, with a tangy lime note; elegant, but a little austere initially compared to the Les Preuses, bright lemon palate with depth, minerals and a fresh oyster note mid-palate; opened up a lot with air time in the glass, with even more minerality and a sense of mussels showing up; medium-plus finish 94+ pts.
(Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos) Light yellow color with greenish tinge; light, ethereal citrus nose; very tasty, focused, if not intense, elegant, citrus and mineral palate, rich but balanced; medium-plus finish (WOTF)
(Fevre Chablis Les Clos) The 2002 Fevre Chablis Les Clos was ‘so vanilla compared to the other two,’ and its use of more oak was noticeable but not overbearing. It had more musk to its nose as a result, also having some game and vanilla. Toasty and tasty with musk and animal flavors, the Clos had smokier flavors and a bigger finish, perhaps driven by its terroir advantage
(Fevre William Chablis Le Clos) Pale lemon yellow. The nose starts subdued giving high toned floral aromas, faint green apple and mild peach. With time the peach component becomes stronger. The palate has the hallmarks of great Chablis - purity, just a little trace of fat and a superb length. I felt that maybe a shade more acidity would provide an even better wine, but not enough to stop me ordering half a case for future reference(!) A stealth wine that creeps up on you getting better and better in the glass.
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