CHABLIS GRAND CRU VAUDESIR 2007 William FEVRE
2007 Chablis - Vaudésir:(from two separate parcels of vines, the larger of which is in the heart of the “amphitheater” from which the finest examples of Vaudésir originate). This is even more elegant than it usually is, which is saying something as there is a good argument to be made that the Fèvre Vaudésiris the current reference standard for the vineyard though I hasten to add that it’s by no means an open and shut case. A pure and almost delicate nose that is decidedly more austere than virtually any of the preceding wines opens with a classic and exceptionally airy green fruit aromatic profile brimming with Chablis character that is followed by rich, full, naturally sweet and equally powerful flavors of simply incredible purity and focus as they finish with outstanding intensity that is borderline painful. This is a dramatic wine yet perfectly composed with a pronounced stony quality and the backend is bone dry and almost salty.