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).
Pale yellow straw color belied fact the wine was just a bit too maderized. Had other bottles that were fresher and quite good - but this one had run out of steam at 12+ years old. Not offensive, with decent crisp acids and some fruit. Oh well.
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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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