CHABLIS GRAND CRU LES PREUSES 2008 Domaine WILLIAM FEVRE
Les Preuses 2,55ha sur 11.4 ha. Structuré pour la garde grâce à un sol argileux denseet compact reposant sur une dalle calcaire. Se caractérise par desnotes florales et une très grande minéralité.
Caractéristiques de l'appellation :
Nez floral, parfums de fruits rehaussés d'intenses notes minéralesévoluant sur des touches légèrement fumées. Bouche d'une granderondeur, à la fois corsée et raffinée.
Accord mets-vins :
Poissons, crustacés, fruits de mer grillés ou en sauce crémée. Volailles et viandes blanches grillées ou en sauce crémée.
Température de service :
12°C - 14°C.
Cépage : 100 % Chardonnay.
Attention c'est un vin du Domaine W. Fevre. Il y a une grosse différence entre les vins du Domaine et leur activité négoce.Vous pourrez les trouver beaucoup moins cher mais la différence est justifiée. Du moins si vous recherchez la qualité.
2008 Chablis – Les Preuses: (from two parcels of vines that total 2.55 ha, or 22% of the entire appellation). This would be almost impossible to miss the origins as the marine influence on the pungently mineral, airy and superbly elegant nose is extremely strong with Chablis character to burn. The seductive middle weight flavors brim with dry extract, which does a perfect job of buffering the structural elements on the mouth coating and sappy finish that seems to go on and on. About the only distinction between this and the other grands crus is that the finish is perhaps not quite as precise as that of the Valmur but otherwise, this is very Preuses and very classy juice. (93-95)/2015+
Parker Octobre 2010 94/100
Both marine and smoky, fusil, crushed chalk mineral elements confront the taster already in the nose from the Fevre 2008 Chablis Preuses, along with fresh lime, mirabelle, apricot, and cherry distillate. Adamant stoniness; iodine; apricot kernel, plum pit, and cherry stone bitterness as well as a firm texture lend the palate a certain austerity and restraint, without the meltingly savory crustacean or musky animal dimensions I usually associate with this site. But there is more than compensatory complexity of alternate sorts as well as sheer density. A late burst of sheer lusciousness of citrus and pit fruit beautifully complements the depth of piquant and saline mineral notes, and sets up an oscillating dynamic in a strikingly sustained finish. Give this a few years in bottle before revisiting and anticipate at least ten or a dozen years of high-performance.
The 2008 collection fielded by Didier Seguier and his team maintains their recent streak of excellence, but in a reversal of vintage typicity, seems, if anything, more dominated by its acidity and minerality than the 2007s, and less effusive than many of its vintage. Between poor flowering and dehydration, the crop was down around 20% in 2008 even from that of its hail-trimmed predecessor. The wines as usual were racked from barrel after malo (which this year, meant in April); some were bottled during the summer but the grand crus and most of the premier crus were bottled last November and December. Several of the wines that I tasted (noted in the text, and of course labeled without the word “domaine”) incorporate purchased fruit, but beginning with this vintage, the Fevre team not only calls the shots but does the picking for all of the grapes that inform wines labeled with their name. Like Hugel in Alsace, Fevre has been impressed enough with the new generation of DIAM composite corks to adopt them for a majority of their bottlings, in fact with this vintage for everything save grand cru – so let’s hope their confidence is well-placed! It perhaps also bears repeating that in my opinion there isn’t a track record for aging yet that one can apply to Fevre’s last three collections, the quality having improved too much to extrapolate with any reliably from previous vintages, so please take my prognoses as intuitive hunches.
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