Peter Maude Fine Wines

2020, Domaine William Fevre, CHABLIS 1er Cru "Montmains"

$86

Arriving August 2022.

From all three sections of the vineyard as usual. Racy lemon colour. Pure crystalline nose, very little reduction, very classical left bank Chablis, very intense but neither heavy nor exotic. The kimmeridgian is speaking underneath a graceful layer of flesh. Fruit and stones both keep coming back at the finish. ***** (5 stars) 92-95 Jasper Morris MW

The nose is elegant, pure and layered but with more floral and spice nuances adding breadth to the cooler and more restrained aromas. There is both excellent intensity and density to the mineral-driven flavours that terminate in a bone-dry, sneaky long and balanced finale. This too is really very good. Outstanding. 91-93 Burghound.

The 2020 Chablis Montmains 1er Cru comes from 3.8 hectares of vines over 12 parcels and offers pressed white flower scents and a touch of crushed rock. The well-defined palate features red apple mixed with subtle spicy notes that dovetail into a generous, leesy finish. Fine. 89-91 Neal Martin, Vinous

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