A creamy, powerful 2012 Les Clos from Fevre

We have praised domaine William Fevre before and especially the work by the team behind Didier Séguier. The 2012 Bougros was tasted in a vertical here. This post also summarises our thoughts of the 2012 vintage. The fantastic 2010 Les Clos was tasted here.

DSC046452012 Chablis grand cru Les Clos, William Fevre

Colour is quite crystalline lightly yellow pale with tints of green.

The nose emerges with immediate popcorn, nettles and hazelnut. You need to decanter this at least for two hours, but then more nettles arrive to the scene as well as lime, citrus-peel, and elegant perfume of white flowers.

On the palate, the texture is very creamy, soft and chewy. A quite big-bodied and powerful wine in accordance with its vintage, but still with remarkable precision and amazing concentration. A very aromatic wine with a lot of dried tropical fruit, walnuts, sea grass and of course citrus flavours. All coated in really fresh, impeccable and mineral-driven acidity of high quality wrapping olive oils and rocks.

A broad-shouldered and ample wine with steadfast focus and immense freshness.Obviously, not as balanced as the amazing 2010, but still really refined, focused and with a lot of finesse. It is drinkable now, but I would wait until 2018 for perfection. Perfect to fat fish dishes or shell fish.

94+p/100

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