Peter Maude Fine Wines
2020, Domaine William Fevre, CHABLIS 1er Cru "Vaillons"
Arriving August 2022.
Picked early. This is at a slightly different stage of elevage so is currently cloudy. Stones rinsed in lemon sums up the bouquet. Sunny and austere together, a mature terroir, steely backbone and finish. Bring on the grilled fish. **** 91-94 Jasper Morris MW.
Touches of menthol and wood surround the floral and pepper scented nose that isn't quite as fresh as that of the Montmains. There is by contrast good energy to the very rich and nicely voluminous flavours that conclude in a bitter lemon and intensely saline-inflected finale. 89-92 Burghound.