2007 Chablis Grand Cru, Valmur, Domaine William Fèvre (Pre-Arrival)
Don't Miss! and yet another rave from Allen Meadows' Burghound, who gives this 93-96 points: "An extremely deft dash of wood is barely noticeable and merges seamlessly with highly complex aromas of limestone, lemon, oyster shell, sea breeze and white flowers. This is a big, powerful and incredibly precise wine with magnificent flavor authority and seemingly endless reserves of sappy extract. Tightly wound and still very youthful but the extract buffers the intense acidity and completely coats and stains the palate on the finish that is so intense that I had to ask for a short recess before we continued. In short, this is an absolute knock-out and if you admire Valmur as an appellation as much as I do, this is one 2007 you won't want to miss - just be prepared to have some patience." (10/08) And 92-94 points from Stephen Tanzer's International WIne Cellar: "Pale, green-tinged color. Explosive, perfumed aromas of mandarin orange, lemon and mint; less jammy than the Vaudesir. Then minerally and saline in the mouth, with terrific cut and energy, not to mention depth of flavor and texture. More strict today than the Vaudesir but this will make a superb bottle. Plenty ripe on the back end, but dominated by minerality in the early going. " (06/08) Please note that this wine is not here at this time, and is being sold on a pre-arrival basis. Arrival is expected in June of 2009.