Reviews & Awards

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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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses Domaine

February 2018

95

James Suckling

Superfine, powerful and flinty with a linear and long shape. Like an arrow on the palate. This has quite an aloof and regal style. Very closed and steely. Long and mouthwatering. Supreme intensity, which makes it exhilarating.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses Domaine

April 2015

92

Wine Spectator

Spicy aromas give way to peach, melon and mineral flavors in this powerful white, with just a hint of vanilla. Builds to a long finish, showing balance and determination.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses Domaine

December 2016

95

View From the Cellar

The 2015 les Preuses from Domaine Fèvre is also a great wine in the making and it will be fun to compare its evolution over the coming decades to that of the Valmur. The wine is gorgeously complex on both the nose and palate out of the blocks, soaring from the glass in a blend of apple, par, beeswax, chalky minerality, a touch of tangerine and a topnote of dried flowers. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, young and very mineral in profile, with a superb core, laser-like focus and a very, very long and racy finish. Classic juice.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses Domaine

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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