Reviews & Awards

William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses Domaine

October 2016

96

Burghound.com

Along with the Côte Bouguerots and Les Lys, this possesses the most elegant nose in the range with an ultra-pure mixture of green fruit, tidal pool, white flower, citrus rind and iodine hints. There is terrific intensity and delineation to the attractively textured and refined yet powerful flavors that exude a fine bead of minerality on the gorgeously long, balanced and Zen-like finale. The Vaudésir and Les Clos are both genuinely remarkable but there is another dimension present here. Once again it’s worth pointing out that this is going to need plenty of cellaring.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses Domaine

August 2015

93

Wine Enthusiast

An elegant wine, this is a blend of vines from both the cool and the warm side of the vineyard. It is soft with ripe mango as well as sliced apple freshness. The texture is already well integrated, both tight and mineral on one side and rich on the other.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses Domaine

April 2018

92

Wine & Spirits

A succulent vintage of this grand cru, this has a chalky savor tightening around its generous texture, lending a sense of elasticity and tension. It’s powerful in the middle, ending with a little warmth, which is the only factor that might shorten its drinking window. This should reach its peak in five or six years, and last from there.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses Domaine

July 2016

95

Vinous

Bright pale yellow. Elegant, refined aromas of yellow peach, lime leaf and white flowers. Densely packed and urgent, conveying outstanding intensity but no undue weight to its flavors of stone fruits, flowers and yeasty, iodiney oyster shell. Subtle treble notes of lime and mint lift the nose and palate. Wonderfully complex, silky, classy wine with a very long, seamless, subtly mounting finish. Séguier figures he'll like this wine best in 5 to 10 years but believes it will still be outstanding in 15.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses Domaine

August 2015

91

Vinous

Pale green. Very ripe aromas of white flowers and white pepper, plus an intriguing suggestion of small red fruits. Silky, round and seamless in the mouth; in fact, almost soft for this grand cru, not showing the cut of the better vintages. This plush wine is delicious already but I wanted a bit more energy. Finishes dusty and persistent.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses Domaine

August 2017

94

Vinous

Pale, bright yellow. More feminine on the nose than the Valmur, offering aromas of citrus fruits, pear and white flowers plus a soupçon of oak spice. Very silky, seamless and refined but also shows terrific intensity and floral lift. Harmonious acidity leavens the density of this wine, giving it an almost weightless impression in the mouth. Perfectly integrated and balanced from the start. The impressively long, rising finish features piquant notes of citrus peel, minerals and flowers. I'd give this fine-grained beauty a good five years in the cellar before pulling the cork.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses Domaine

October 2015

93

Burghound.com

A discreet application of wood sets off a cool and ultra-elegant nose that offers up scents of pear, pineapple, white flowers, sea water and oyster shell. There is excellent volume to the medium-bodied and admirably concentrated flavors yet this is not really a powerful wine so much as it is focused and harmonious; indeed the word Zen describes the gorgeously well-balanced finish. This will be approachable young but I would advise holding it for 5 to 8 years.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses Domaine

August 2015

92-95

Vinous

Pale yellow. Subtle aromas of yellow peach, spices, flowers and mint. Silky-sweet and strong, offering a lovely combination of sucrosité and acidity. Wonderfully stylish, harmonious, long wine with terrific sappy energy. Fine-grained, sophisticated and tightly wound but not austere. In a rather feminine style but with no shortage of power.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses Domaine

April 2017

92

Wine & Spirits

A big wine constructed from chalky rock, this has bee-pollen savor and transparent layers of white-gold grape-skin flavor, allowing the alcohol to feel more like electric energy at the center of this grand cru. As tight and undeveloped as it may be for the moment, it has generous richness and impressive clarity.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses Domaine

October 2015

93-95

Burghound.com

Along with the Côte Bouguerots and Les Lys, this possesses the most elegant nose in the range with an ultra-pure mixture of green fruit, tidal pool, white flower, citrus rind and iodine hints. There is terrific intensity and delineation to the attractively textured and refined yet powerful flavors that exude a fine bead of minerality on the gorgeously long, balanced and Zen-like finale.

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