2013 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis 1er Cru "Fourchaume"

SKU #1227951 89-92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 This is also notably ripe with notes of both yellow and white orchard fruit along with hints of sea water and quinine. The delicious, powerful and mineral-inflected middle weight flavors possess a textured, indeed almost chewy mouth feel before culminating in a palate coating yet refined finish and is moderately dry and persistent.  (10/2014)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2013 Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume has a slightly austere granite, undergrowth and sea-spray bouquet that is well defined and displays commendable vigor. The palate is fresh and poised, subtle blood orange and apricot notes emerging in the mouth that maintains fine acidity and a long, quite elegant finish. This is very fine for the vintage. (NM)  (8/2015)

89-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Pale yellow. Slightly high-toned aromas of pineapple, mint and wild herbs plus a whiff of banana. Fat, sweet and rich; silky in the middle palate but shows a slightly aggressive phenolic quality and a touch of warmth on the back end. But there's lovely fruit here and the wine seemed to gain in length as it opened in the glass. Incidentally, this wine, like the one labeled Vaulorent, is also from the Vaulorent section of Fourchaume.  (7/2014)

90-92 points Vinous

 The 2013 Chablis Fourchaume stands out for its length and overall persistence. Mineral and nutty notes dominate over fruit at this point, as the Fourchaume is mostly a wine of pure texture and overall harmony today. This is an exceptionally beautiful, highly promising Chablis from Fèvre. The Fourchaume emerges from the domaine's younger vines in Vaulorent, while the older vines go into the Vaulorent bottling. (AG)  (8/2014)

91 points Wine & Spirits

 More than half of this lot ferments in stainless steel, the rest in older oak barrels, all of it coming together for ten months in stainless where this wine began to meld into a clean, linear white with tart apple acidity. The structure shows the wine’s finesse, though the flavors are hard to reach for now, tightly drawn around the scent of lees, wheat sheaf and the mineral feel of spring water. This should open after several years of age.  (4/2016)

90 points Wine Spectator

 This white is all about balance, lending a seamless impression that envelops the flavors of apple, yellow plum and oyster shell. Long and refreshing on the finish.  (10/2015)

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