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William Fevre Chablis 2019

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William Fevre Chablis 2019

2019 William Fevre AC Chablis – fresh, tensile wines that are classical in style. WINE ADVOCATE

I was looking out for something like 2009, when the wines in their extreme youth were powerful, but not especially characteristic of Chablis. Instead, I found throughout the searing essence of kimmeridgian ‘oyster-shell’ Chablis, so words such as mineral, marine, saline, iodine will appear frequently in these notes. JASPER MORRIS MW

I left my tasting with Didier Séguier wondering if the 2019s might be the best vintage I’ve ever tasted at Domaine William Fèvre. At this address, the vintage’s low yields have translated to wines of remarkable concentration, but Séguier has also achieved levels of cut and tension that are rare in contemporary Chablis. My only reservation (if one can call it that) is that these are serious, structured wines that are tightly wound and introverted after their recent bottling, a tendency no doubt amplified by their DIAM closures; therefore, many are surely destined to be drunk too young. But readers who purchase Fèvre’s top 2019s and forget them for more than a decade are going to be richly rewarded, of that I’m confident. WILLIAM KELLEY, Wine Advocate

The end result of ‘the Chablis difference’, for the drinker, is that there is a greater level of consistency within Chablis than elsewhere in Burgundy. Every level of Chablis offers fine-value terroir wine, mouthwatering and unique, with a little canny buying; even Petit Chablis can be memorable in a way that its Côte d’Or equivalent, the Hautes Côtes, struggles to match. ANDREW JEFFORD, Decanter Magazine

As to the wines, they’re ripe yet largely classic in style and their concentrations and acid backbones should permit them to age for a very long time. Didier Séguier, Burghound

William Fevre’s benchmark AC Chablis, the worst kept secret in the wine business? Probably.

I can’t think of another producer in Chablis (with two possible exceptions and even they come with caveats) who has produced such a remarkable string of AC Chablis since around 2010. Didier Seguier and his team have pushed the quality envelope at this iconic estate about as far as it is possible. Today their wines are easily in the top handful after reclaiming some lost ground through the 90s and early 2000s.

While everything here can really hit the high water mark of potential for any given Cru or lieux-dits, it is the AC that I think deserves some special recognition. As I mentioned at the start there is really only two other producers who I can think of that have hit the bullseye so often at this level, I qualified that even these producers come with caveats, the most important of those is that they are rarely, if ever, available to most people as such tiny amounts arrive here in Australia and they are allocated out to a privileged few each year. They are also drastically more expensive in most cases. Are they better? No, not overly, if it all. I am sure that will ruffle some feathers with a certain group of Burgundy aficionados who are rusted on supporters of these other estates, but I’ll fight my corner here.

This guy delivers on a good deal more concentration and heft than you would expect in a typical AC without losing anything in terms of freshness and mineral, iodine classicism. Like a ramped up version of the 2017. I promise you, if you like Chablis, or just white wine, this is going to make you happy. Such a tremendous expression of place and season, plenty of minerality, power, zip and texture delivered with a real sense of confidence. Sensational for AC Chablis.

There is a lot of background rumbling about the 2019 vintage in Chablis, this is a year where there will be a humungous amount of hype surrounding the wines and so I urge anyone who is thinking of buying up to get in early. I think there will be issues where demand outstrips supply, by some distance, for a lot of wines like this.

We are offering the wine at a touch over 20% discount in straight dozens or six packs. This is extraordinary value for a wine that has all the requisite components in all the right amounts to not only provide plenty of early drinking pleasure but to also grow in stature in the cellar for some years to come. Buy it buy the case and drink it whenever the fancy takes you over five or more years.

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William Fevre Chablis 2019

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    William Fevre Chablis 2019

    A sleeper of the vintage, Fèvre's 2019 Chablis Village opens in the glass with notes of citrus oil, white flowers, crisp green apple and oyster shell. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and chiseled, it's taut and concentrated, with racy acids and a long, chalky finish. Produced from some 40 hectares of vineyards, averaging around 50 years old, this was cropped at yields of 43 hectoliters per hectare. Unusually intense and structured, readers willing to give this cuvée a bit of bottle age will be rewarded. WILLIAM KELLEY, Wine Advocate

    From 50 year old vines, with a yield of 46 hl/ha in 2019. Pale lime green. The Domaine version of William Fèvre Chablis offers a classical nose, leaner than, some, yet with intensity on the palate., some of the iodine character is present, but strong fresh citrus fruit too. Exceptional length. Lemongrass acidity. JASPER MORRIS MW

    This is aromatically similar to the Champs Royaux with a slightly more pronounced mineral reduction character. There is however better density and intensity to the focused yet opulent medium-bodied flavors that exhibit impressive power for a villages level wine… BURGHOUND

    Special Price $46.50 Regular Price $55.00 As low as $43.00

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