2010 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru "Les Clos"
Allen Meadows - Burghound
*Don't miss!* An exceptionally fresh and intensely floral nose also offers up notes of lime, lemon, stone and iodine, all of which can also be found on the massively rich, concentrated and big-bodied flavors that are breathtakingly powerful and intense, all wrapped in a palate drenching and extraordinarily long finish. As impressive as all of these characteristics are, it's the sheer depth of underlying material that is almost hard to believe. Like the Preuses and the Valmur, this is a 'wow' wine that should develop for at least a decade though because of all of the dry extract, it will be approachable much sooner.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(from a crop level below 35 hectoliters per hectare, according to Didier Seguier): Very pale green-yellow color. Pretty, high-pitched aromas of lime, white flowers and crushed stone minerality. Then quite rich, dense and powerful in the mouth, but with a light touch to the explosive flavors of citrus fruits and minerals. Best today on the mounting, dry, uncompromising finish, which dusts the mouth with minerality and returns with a whiplash of flavor. Time-capsule Clos in the making.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
95+ points. The 2010 Chablis Les Clos is all about understatement and balance. White floral notes meld into white stone fruit in this utterly gracious Chablis. Clos can at times be fleeting and elusive, and there is certainly some of that in the 2010. Still, it is impossible to miss the wine’s textural finesse and sheer overall balance. I will not be surprised if the 2010 continues to get better in bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2014+.
From Jancis Robinson: "Rich, creamy, lightly spiced citrus aromas, thought the austere mineral foundation is still there. Chalky and stony in texture, softened by the creamy oak effect. Powerful but streamlined. The oak is evident but well integrated. Excellent length."