2021 Chablis Grand Cru, Les Preuses, William Fevre, Domaine
Les Preuses er en Grand Cru mark, som ligger i den nordlige ende af bjergsiden med de 7 Grand Cru'er. Preuses sydvestlige eksponering er perfekt til at give solen lov til at trænge ind mellem vinstokkene og modne druerne. Det giver fyldige vine, som er blødere og lidt mindre mineralske end de andre Grand Cru marker.
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|Helflaske, 0,75 liter
The 2021 Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses is pure and ethereal, mingling notes of citrus soil, wet stones and white flowers in a youthfully discreet bouquet. Full-bodied, satiny and suave, it's refined and glossy, with racy acids and a saline finish.
A deft application of wood frames the beautifully elegant nose of essence of pear, green apple, acacia blossom, lemon rind and a plethora of classic Chablis scents. The dense and unusually powerful large-scaled flavors don't have the muscle of the Valmur but they're finer, all wrapped in a massively persistent and even more complex finale. As good as the Valmur is, and it's wonderful, there is just a bit more here. 2033+
One of the domaine's standout wines, this immediately strikes you with its precision and clarity. Fevre's vines are from two different sites, with varying expositions - one lower down and facing south-east, the other high on the plateau. Great elegance with plenty of weight and concentration on the palate, full and fleshy. Grapefruit notes to the fore but plenty of mineral/saline notes on the long, persistent finish. A delicious, aristocratic grand cru. Fevre owns 2.5ha within Les Preuses. Drink Date 2026 û 2038.
Opulent, stone fruit character with really tangy acid on the finish. Lively, characterful and quintessential for Chablis grand cru. Very chalky finish. Drink 2014-2024.
This is a seductive, generous Preuses that combines ample fruit with finessed minerality. It is vinous and complex yet still compact in these early days. It offers a compelling push-pull of flavors and structure. Savory spice, brine and ripe orchard fruits make this compelling now, but it hasn't even started to show us what it really has based on the rich concentration and powerful finish.