Reviews & Awards

Champagne Henriot | Champagne, France

Blanc de Blancs

December 2013

91

Wine Advocate

The Henriot NV Brut Blanc de Blancs Disg. 2/2012 is redolent of honeysuckle, heliotrope and linden flower, fresh apple and yeasty brioche, with hints of sea breeze, lemon, grapefruit, and toasted nuts anticipating the salinity and bright citricity allied to piquancy that emerge on the creamy yet vivacious palate. The finish enhances this cuvées patisserie-like personality, evoking quince- and nut paste-filled buttered pastry drizzled with lemon cream, an impression no doubt – and appropriately so – reinforced by ten grams of residual sugar.

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Champagne Henriot | Champagne, France

Brut Souverain

December 2013

90

Wine Advocate

Henriot’s NV Brut Souverain Disg. 4/2012 offers a delightfully crunchy-yet-creamy, slaw-like amalgam of fresh apple, celery root, grapefruit and almond, to which a whiff of elder flower adds aromatic allure. The lush mid-palate takes a faintly oily turn even as tart citricity wells up with greater impact, leading to a luscious finish that irresistibly urges one take the next sip. I fancy this being best enjoyed over the coming year.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Bougros "Côte Bouguerots" Domaine 2015

August 2018

93

Wine Advocate

The 2015 Chablis Grand Cru Bougros Côte de Bouguerots was the standout wine when I tasted the range of William Fèvre from barrel. Now in bottle, the nose has closed down, but there remains a brooding intensity here and superb minerality. The palate is very well balanced with a touch of orange zest and quince on the entry. There is a keen line of acidity here and quite a powerful finish that lingers long in the mouth.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Bougros "Côte Bouguerots" Domaine 2014

August 2015

93-95

Wine Advocate

The 2014 Chablis Grand Cru Bougros Côte Bouguerots has an extremely focused, mineral-dense bouquet that is "vrai Chablis." There is a strong marine influence here. The palate is fresh and vibrant with lemon zest, lime, minerals and a crescendo of power toward the finish. Around 70% is vinified in oak and matured for six months before transferring into stainless steel, and this fills out, adds volume to the finish. There is a pleasant bitter note right on the finish. This should be superb.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Bougros Domaine 2014

August 2015

91-93

Wine Advocate

The 2014 Chablis Grand Cru Bougros, is vinified 60% in used wood where it matured for six months before being transferred to stainless steel. It has a showy, generous bouquet with dewy Granny Smith apple, freshly sliced pear and chalk-scented nose. There is no holding back here. The palate is fresh and crisp, very harmonious, not powerful as such, but displaying admirable precision on the finish. I would agree with Didier Ségieur in that this forms one of the more approachable, less-challenging Grand Crus.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos Domaine 2014

August 2015

93-95

Wine Advocate

The 2014 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos is 70% vinified in oak barrels for six months before maturation in stainless steel only. It has a very precise but powerful bouquet with lemon rind and flint scents, though it takes time to really open up. The palate is fresh and crisp with lime and apricot on the entry. The acidity is sharp and penetrating, gently building toward an intense, bitter-lemon finish that is elegant and refined. This is very impressive.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos Domaine 2015

August 2018

92

Wine Advocate

The 2015 Chablis Grand Cru les Clos has a crisp Granny Smith apple and yellow plum-scented bouquet that is nicely defined, if lacking the "spark" of the 2014 les Clos. The palate is very well balanced with a fresh, crisp opening. I like the energy conveyed by this les Clos and its precision from start to finish, notwithstanding the seam of salinity that surfaces towards the finish. Excellent.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses Domaine 2014

August 2015

91-93

Wine Advocate

The 2014 Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses comes from two parcels, one steep and east facing and the other southwest-facing on the flatter part. This is quite reserved at the moment, austere and backward, sultry even with light granitic/flint scents that emerge with time. The palate is more generous, you might argue more "Preuses" with dried apricot and orange zest, good weight on the finish but without the pizzazz of the nascent Vaudésir at the moment.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses Domaine 2015

August 2018

92

Wine Advocate

The 2015 Chablis Grand Cru les Preuses has a backward bouquet and only reluctantly reveals those traits of orange blossom and granite that it showed out of barrel. The palate is well balanced with a crisp line of acidity, gently building in the mouth with a vein of nutmeg and white pepper toward the harmonious and elegant finish, with a hint of licorice on the aftertaste.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Valmur Domaine 2015

August 2018

92

Wine Advocate

The 2015 Chablis Grand Cru Valmur has a very attractive bouquet with hints of praline, white chocolate and yellow flowers and is very expressive and seductive. The palate is very well balanced with a subtle marine influence on the entry. It is harmonious with white peach and a touch of lychee on the fresh and poised finish

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