2015 Maison William Fèvre Chablis "Champs Royaux"
Bright and vivid aromas of sliced limes, green apples and stones. Medium-bodied, round and savory. Some gun-powder undertones. Lovely fruit and drinkability. All about the nose with this wine.
A stony undertow keeps the ripe peach, lime and floral flavors grounded in this white. Offers fine complexity and length, with a citrusy aftertaste. Drink now through 2020.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
The composition of the aromas is largely the same though here the nose is slightly more complex. Once again there is fine volume and richness to the textured middle weight flavors that exhibit just enough minerality to impart a certain lift to the finish. This is generous yet refreshing and should drink well young.
The 2015 Champs Royaux bottling is produced from purchased grapes, but shares the fine bounce and mineral undertow of the domaine bottlings from William Fèvre this year. The nose is pure and stylish, wafting from the glass in a mix of apple, a touch of tangerine, flinty minerality and spring flowers. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, pure and juicy, with fine focus and impressive backend grip and energy. A lovely example. 2016-2025+.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2015 Chablis Champ Royaux, which comes from purchased grapes, is mainly distributed throughout the United States; it sees a little oak ageing and has a light bruised apple and kiwi fruit scented bouquet. The palate is well balanced with a touch of nettle on the opening, fine acidity and moderate depth with an easy-drinking finish. One can see how this would be so popular in Stateside restaurants. (NM)