2006 William Fevre Valmur, Chablis Grand Cru
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Description2006 Domaine William Fevre Valmur, Chablis Grand Cru, Burgundy, France
Wine AdvocateFevre’s 2006 Chablis Valmur represents a dramatically different expression of Chablis character from the Vaudesir. Peony, musk, marzipan, and candied lime are the key notes (along with hints of lanolin and spice) in this rich, sweetly-perfumed, almost confectionary wine. As with the corresponding Bougros, this exhibits an uncanny sense of lift and near-delicacy for all of its creaminess and amplitude. The pure, long finish is almost ethereal in its suggestions of heady flowers and delicate mineral shadings. This may well be the sort of Chablis some growers and critics have in mind when they say (as if that were to denigrate the wine) “tastes like Cote d’Or,” but if so (and I disagree with the characterization, anyway), I say “bring on more of the same!” Precisely the dramatic range of expression of which Chablis is capable even in a single vintage – and which this year’s Fevre collection so faithfully illustrates – is one of this region’s great strengths.
Stephen TanzerPale, green-tinged yellow. Highly nuanced nose combines lime, licorice, stone and minerals. Densely packed and tight, but with compellingly ripe flavors of golden apple and pineapple leavening the wine's more strict mineral and citric side. Finishes with a wonderfully pliant texture and superb persistence, leaving behind a scent of menthol in the empty glass. For the connoisseur, notes director Follin-Arbelet.