2014 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis 1er Cru "Vaulorent"
Extremely floral aromas and lively palate with a minty finish. A wonderful premier cru with great complexity and superb minerality.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
*Don't Miss!* Yet again the ultra-fresh and strikingly layered white flower nose is packed with typical Chablis aromas that include cool mineral reduction, citrus and oyster shell nuances. The medium weight flavors are almost painfully intense while brimming with minerality on the chiseled finish that is tight to the point of being linear. This terrific effort will require at least 5 to 7 years of cellaring to reveal its full, and considerable, potential. In a word, impressive.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Chablis 1er Cru Vaulorent, which head winemaker Didier Séguier described as "a baby grand cru," was a little cloudier than the Fourchaume in the glass. It has a complex nose with a touch of grilled almond and dried apricot, well defined but just a little sultry at the moment. The palate is relatively rich on the entry compared to the other Premier Crus and this lends roundness and suppleness in the mouth. It gently builds with great precision, hints of lime and apricot flourishing on the peacock's tail of a finish. This is one of William Fevre's best wines this year. (NM)
Pale yellow-green. High-pitched aromas of lime leaf, mint, menthol and white pepper. Rich but precise and peppery in the mouth, with lime and spice flavors accented by salt and pepper notes. Very firmly structured premier cru. This started out in 50% oak, none new. (ST)