Reviews & Awards

William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Premier Cru Vaulorent Domaine 2014

August 2015

91-93

Vinous

Pale yellow-green. High-pitched aromas of lime leaf, mint, menthol and white pepper. Rich but precise and peppery in the mouth, with lime and spice flavors accented by salt and pepper notes. Very firmly structured premier cru. This started out in 50% oak, none new.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Premier Cru Vaulorent Domaine 2015

December 2016

94

View From the Cellar

The 2015 Vaulorent from William Fèvre is equally superb, offering up a deep, pure and nascently complex bouquet of pear, lime, orange blossoms, chalky minerality, a touch of paraffin and a topnote of dried flowers. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and nicely primary in personality, with a rock solid core, impeccable focus and grip, bright acids and a very long, focused and classy finish. Another stellar bottle in the making!

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Premier Cru Vaulorent Domaine 2013

October 2015

90

Wine Spectator

A touch of oak adds light vanilla accents that round out this bracing white. Flavors of green apple, quince and lemon ride the steely backbone to a long conclusion.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Premier Cru Vaulorent Domaine 2011

October 2013

92

Burghound.com

This is not quite as aromatically elegant as the Montée de Tonnerre but there is every bit as much depth to the green fruit, citrus, quinine and oyster shell suffused nose. There is fine concentration to the powerful, suave and intensely stony flavors that possess superb finishing complexity on the balanced, clean, very dry and energetic finish. As is often the case, this delivers grand cru quality.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Premier Cru Vaulorent Domaine 2014

October 2016

93

Burghound.com

2014 Chablis “Vaulorent”: (from a huge 3.63 ha parcel out of only 17 ha and most of it is hard by Les Preuses. Séguier calls this their “baby grand cru” as specific barrels are selected for vine age, concentration and power). Yet again the ultra fresh and strikingly layered white flower nose is packed with typical Chablis aromas that include cool mineral reduction, citrus and oyster shell nuances. The medium weight flavors are almost painfully intense while brimming with minerality on the chiseled and moderately austere finish that is tight to the point of being linear.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Premier Cru Vaulorent Domaine 2014

August 2015

92-94

Wine Advocate

The 2014 Chablis 1er Cru Vaulorent, which head winemaker Didier Séguier described as "a baby grand cru," was a little cloudier than the Fourchaume in the glass. It has a complex nose with a touch of grilled almond and dried apricot, well defined but just a little sultry at the moment. The palate is relatively rich on the entry compared to the other Premier Crus and this lends roundness and suppleness in the mouth. It gently builds with great precision, hints of lime and apricot flourishing on the peacock's tail of a finish.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Premier Cru Vaulorent Domaine 2015

November 2017

91

Wine Spectator

A core of stony white peach, apple and lemon flavors is wrapped in a fleshy embrace in this sleek white. Vibrant, lingering with a stony element.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Premier Cru Vaulorent Domaine 2014

July 2016

93+

Vinous

Very pale lemon-green. An essence of Kimmeridgian Chablis on the nose, offering pungent scents of lime zest, powdered stone and white pepper with a strong impression of mineral energy. Boasts terrific intensity and clarity to its brisk flavors of lime, white peach, mint and minerals. Densely packed and firmly structured but not quite hard. This is extremely backward but the marne soil gives it a modicum of silkiness. This broad, full, rather powerful premier cru finishes saline and classically dry, with outstanding slowly mounting length and finesse.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Premier Cru Vaulorent Domaine 2013

August 2015

94

Wine Enthusiast

Vaulorent is on the same slope as the Grand Crus, giving it an extra structure. Very ripe and forward, this wine shows both power and the approachability of the vintage. It has plenty of freshness while also showing off yellow fruits and pineapple richness. A more textured, steely, crisp aftertaste will allow the wine to age.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Premier Cru Vaulorent Domaine 2015

August 2018

92

Wine Advocate

The 2015 Chablis 1Er Cru Vaulorent showed so well when I tasted it from barrel. Now in bottle, it has a well-defined bouquet with hints of white flower developing in the glass. The palate is well balanced with a fine line of acidity. A very pretty Chablis with hints of orange sorbet and dried apricot leading to a precise and classy finish. What a superb Vaulorent—this comes recommended.

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