Peter Maude Fine Wines
2021, Domaine William Fevre, CHABLIS, 1er Cru, 'Montmains'
The 2021 Chablis Montmains 1er Cru comes from 3.80-hectares within the three climats, one-third each, and is generally a late-ripening cuvée. The aromatics were very primal on the nose with touches of grapefruit and grass clippings. The palate is well-balanced with a citrus thread of acidity, fairly steely with a twist of sour lemon towards the finish. Quite a penetrating Montmains, this will deserve three or four years in bottle. 90-92 Neal Martin, Vinous.
A blend from all three sectors of the Montmains Premier Cru. Seguier says that Butteaux adds the tension whilst Montmains adds the weight. Quite soft and generous, attractive already with a touch of honey balanced with crisp acidity to balance the soft fruit character on the palate. White peach notes. 91 Andy Howard MW, Decanter.
Drinking Window: 2025 - 2035