Reviews & Awards

William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Premier Cru Montée de Tonnerre Domaine

July 2016

92+

Vinous

Pale green color. Crushed-stone minerality dominates lemon and lime leaf on the nose. Very dry, lemony, saline wine with terrific energy but much more closed today than the Lys and showing less early personality. The penetrating lemon, ginger and crushed stone flavors carry through on a long, bracing yet subtle aftertaste, with a note of under ripe pineapple emerging late. The most austere 2014 to this point, and in need of extended cellaring. Séguier says that this wine has acidity around 4.5 grams per liter, with a low pH between 3.1 and 3.15.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Premier Cru Montée de Tonnerre Domaine

April 2015

93

Wine Spectator

There's richness to the green plum, apple and lemon flavors, with lively acidity emerging on the finish. Intense and long, complemented by a mineral element.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Premier Cru Montée de Tonnerre Domaine

August 2018

90

Wine Advocate

The 2015 Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre has a light granite, slightly smoky bouquet that is still broody, just as it showed out of barrel last year. The palate is balanced with a light sea influence on the entry, a touch of Golden Delicious apples and fresh pear with a precise, if slightly short, finish.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Premier Cru Montée de Tonnerre Domaine

October 2015

92-94

Burghound.com

An ultra-fresh, cool and admirably pure nose features notes of shellfish, pear, mineral reduction and pungent iodine nuances. There is outstanding volume and intensity to the medium weight plus flavors that deliver beautifully focused power on the palate coating, mineral-driven and hugely persistent finale. Once again if tasted blind it would be all but impossible not to identify this as Chablis and a first-rate example at that!

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Premier Cru Montée de Tonnerre Domaine

October 2013

92

Burghound.com

An expressive, airy and cool nose features notes of stone, sea water, floral aromas and white orchard fruit along with plenty of
mineral reduction nuances. This is exceptionally rich and concentrated yet the medium weight flavors remain light and pure
with absolutely no trace of heaviness on the mouth coating and stunningly persistent finish. This is beautifully refined yet there
is no absence of muscle or punch.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Premier Cru Montée de Tonnerre Domaine

August 2017

91+

Vinous

Pale, green-tinged yellow. Strongly mineral-driven aromas of lime, lemon cake icing and crushed stone. Very tightly wound, in fact almost austere for the year, offering classic citrus, menthol and mineral flavors that are pure and sharply delineated but not yet expansive. This doesn't yet show the texture or richness of the Lys but should blossom with bottle aging. Harmonious acidity and a note of pineapple give this very promising wine a bracing, focused finish.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Premier Cru Montée de Tonnerre Domaine

August 2015

91-93

Wine Advocate

The 2014 Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre, which is vinified in 50% barrel and 50% stainless steel for six months before maturing in stainless steel only, comes from three lieux-dits with the Premier Cru. It has a very precise, harmonious, feminine bouquet that gently unfolds in the glass, just a touch of shucked oyster shell in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity, a mouth-watering salinity in the mouth that compels another sip. This is a very well crafted Montée de Tonnerre.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Premier Cru Montée de Tonnerre Domaine

December 2016

94

View From the Cellar

The 2015 Montée de Tonnerre chez Fèvre is absolutely stellar and it is a pity there will not be a customary quantity to go around to a thirsty world this year! The wine has cut, grip and an electric personality that is very rare in this vintage, as it soars from the glass in a blaze of lime, apple, a touch of tangerine, crystalline minerality and a topnote of citrus blossoms. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and driven by a blade of minerality, with a rock solid core, laser-like focus and great grip on the very long, vibrant finish. Great juice.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Premier Cru Montée de Tonnerre Domaine

August 2015

91

Vinous

Pale, green-tinged yellow. Classic Chablis aromas of citrus peel and oyster-shell minerality. Supple, fine-grained and very harmonious, with firm minerality lending shape and finesse to the citrus and spice flavors. This is more Montée de Tonnerre than 2013 in style, which is all to the good. Finishes smooth but with noteworthy energy and grip and lingering minerality. This very precise wine transcends its vintage.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Premier Cru Montée de Tonnerre Domaine

October 2016

93

Burghound.com

An ultra-fresh, cool and admirably pure nose features notes of white flowers, shellfish, pear, mineral reduction and pungent iodine nuances. There is outstanding volume and intensity to the medium weight plus flavors that deliver beautifully focused power on the palate coating, mineral-driven and hugely persistent finale. Once again if tasted blind it would be all but impossible not to identify this as Chablis and a first-rate example at that!

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