2011 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru "Vaudésir"
Planted by William Fèvre's father in 1947, 1948, 1952. Powerful yet reserved, and also very structured, displaying a mix of flowers, stone fruits, herbs and mineral, very complex, with an expansive, lengthy finish.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
This is noticeably riper than the Bougros with hints of exotic yellow fruit along with hints of spice and mineral reduction. Here too there is impressive size and weight to the solidly well-concentrated big-bodied flavors that possess an opulent mid-palate before ending in a mineral-driven and intensely saline-infused finish that just goes on and on.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale green-yellow color. White fruits, mint and flowers on the nose. Thick on entry, then smooth and vibrant in the middle, with impressive volume to the intense white peach and mint flavors. A bit less powerful on the attack than the Vaudesir but broader and finer-grained. The long, building finish is dense and tactile.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2011 Chablis Valmur shows marvelous intensity, focus and verve. This is a decidedly vibrant Chablis endowed with notable purity and sheer energy, although today some of that may be the result of a racking one week before this tasting. Valmur is usually a much more open wine, so it will be interesting to see how things shape up over the coming year. Anticipated maturity: 2014+.