2011 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis 1er Cru "Montée de Tonnerre"
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The most mineral of the premier crus, the 2011 Chablis Montee de Tonnerre possesses an elusive, and at times ethereal, personality than in many ways encapsulates what Chablis is all about. It is the least obvious of the premier crus, but also the most intriguing, as every taste reveals a different shade of expression. This is a wine of enormous promise. The Montee de Tonnerre is made from two climats: 1.5 hectares in Pied d’Aloup (the east facing exposure provides freshness) and 1 hectare in Chapelots, a south facing site that gives richness and stuffing. Anticipated maturity: 2013+.
From two parcels: Pied d'Aloue and Chapelot. There's breadth here, along with power and a rich texture, but then the structure takes over. Very elegant and long.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
*Outstanding* An expressive, airy and cool nose features notes of stone, sea water, floral aromas and white orchard fruit along with plenty of mineral reduction nuances. This is exceptionally rich and concentrated yet the medium weight flavors remain light and pure with absolutely no trace of heaviness on the mouth coating and stunningly persistent finish. This is beautifully refined yet there is no absence of muscle or punch.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale green-yellow. Subtle aromas and flavors of lemon, grapefruit, fresh herbs, powdered stone and white pepper. Intensely flavored and gripping but in a rather closed phase today. Most impressive on the brisk, taut finish, which dusts the palate with citrus zest and wet stone. This will need at least a few years of patience. 91(+?) points
50% aged 10-13 months in barrel. Inviting dusty citrus. More concentrated in the middle than the Montmains though less fragrant. Long minerally finish.