2013 Maison William Fèvre Chablis "Champs Royaux"

SKU #1183712 90 points James Suckling

 This is really delicious with sliced green apple, stone and melons. Medium to full body. Crisp finish. Focused. Drink now.  (6/2015)

90 points Wine Spectator

 A hint of thyme and chive perks up the melon and grapefruit flavors in this crisp white. ending with a mouthwatering finish.  (4/2015)

Allen Meadows - Burghound

 A slightly riper nose of both white and yellow fruit displays a top note of citrus. There is better mid-palate density to the attractively intense medium weight flavors that exude a fine bead of minerality on the delicious and balanced finish. To enjoy young.  (10/2014)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Pale, green-tinged yellow. Aromas of green apple, lemon and stone. Rather cool and minty in the mouth, with distinctly dry flavors of lemon and grapefruit. A bit edgy following the recent bottling but shows decent length.  (7/2014)


 Apricot, yellow stone fruit, slate and savory herbs are laced together in the Chablis Champ Royaux. The combination of soft, radiant fruit and persistent stony, saline notes makes for a highly appealing Chablis to drink now and over the next few years. The Champs Royaux is a blend of equal parts estate and purchased fruit. (AG)  (8/2014)

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Staff Image By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/2/2015 | Send Email
Textbook Chablis, pure and simple. Crisp, clean, green apple, bits of oyster shell, snappy, zippy, and delicious. Go for it!

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- It's hard to believe that up until about 30 years ago, this extremely popular varietal hid behind the veil of geographical names like Chablis and Puligny-Montrachet. Now grown all over the world and bottled by its varietal name, Chardonnay has achieved a level of branding unlike any other wine. Surprisingly, though, what you get when you buy Chardonnay can differ greatly from country to country and even within one country, depending on the climate where it's grown and how it is vinified and aged. From fresh, crisp and minerally with apple and lemon notes to rich and buttery with tropical fruit overtones, Chardonnay runs the gamut. In France's Burgundy, Chardonnay is the source of the prized wines of Chablis, Corton-Charlemagne, M√Ęcon, Meursault and Montrachet. It also the foundation of exceptional Champagne, where it is blended with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier or vinified on its own into Blanc de Blancs. It is also extremely popular in California, and is gaining popularity in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Spain and South Africa.


- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.


- The region north of the Cote d'Or, famous for its steely dry white wines made from Chardonnay. There are 7 Grands Crus vineyards, and numerous Premier Crus. Unfortunately, the name has been borrowed and badly abused by producers of inferior white wines in the US as well as in Australia. True French Chablis is a delicate, stony, crisp Chardonnay, bearing no resemblance to the anonymous plonk so labeled here.