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2017 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis 1er Cru "Montmains"

SKU #1416845 94 points James Suckling

 This has a very fresh and pure lemon nose with iodine, wet-chalk and spiced almond-biscuit notes. The palate has a stunning array of lemons, peaches and grapefruit with a seamless, pastry-like texture and a late, flinty twist to the succulent, grapefruit finish. Drink or hold.  (8/2019)

93 points Vinous

 The 2017 Chablis Montmains 1er Cru is a dense, powerful wine that very much shows the low yields of the vintage in its sheer richness. Citrus, floral and savory notes are front and center, but more than anything else, the 2017 stands out for its concentration, power and persistence. This is impressive. (AG)  (1/2020)

91-92 points John Gilman

 The 2017 Montmains has also just been filtered, but was showing a bit more refinement at the time of my visit on both the nose and palate. The bouquet is going to be very pretty, as the nose offers up scents of lime, pear, spring flowers, chalky soil tones and citrus zest. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, focused, long and precise, with a good core, lovely transparency, bright, racy acids and fine grip on the bright and promising finish.  (12/2018)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2017 Chablis 1er Cru Montmains is showing well, offering up notes of crisp green orchard fruit, white flowers and subtle hints of oyster liquor. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, blocky and chalky, still a little shut down after its recent bottling but with the depth and energy to develop well with a few years in the cellar. (WK) 90+  (4/2019)

90 points Wine Spectator

 Though rich in texture, this white is concentrated and expressive, displaying apple, lemon and mineral flavors, defined by bracing acidity and tailing off on the finish. (BS)  (7/2019)

88-90 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 The nose immediately makes this wine's origins clear with its lovely aromas of oyster shell, iodine and green apple-scented aromas. There is an appealing sense of vibrancy to the delicious, intense and super-saline-inflected flavors that contrast considerably with the lavishly rich and somewhat sweet finale. A curious effort as the nose is very Chablis yet the flavors, stylistically speaking, suggest the Mâconnais.  (10/2018)

K&L Notes

91-93 points, Jasper Morris for Inside Burgundy: "Just racked so not clear. 40% from Butteaux rich white fruit nose, intense but backward. Very good weight to this, lively fruit with both white and yellow character, always tension here. Some heat at the back. Still work in progress but very good promise."

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