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2018 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis 1er Cru "Montmains" (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1474654 92 points John Gilman

Outer quote mark I love the 2018 Montmains from Domaine Fèvre, as the wine is laser-like in its focus and synthesizes ripe, pure fruit and lovely underlying minerality. The vibrant bouquet delivers scents of fresh lime, tangerine, chalky minerality, spring flowers and a nice touch of citrus zest in the upper register. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied and rock solid at the core, with excellent focus and grip and a long, complex and beautifully balanced finish. First class Montmains! Inner quote mark (1/2020)

92 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2018 Chablis Montmains 1er Cru is more malic and steely on the nose compared to the Vaulorent or Fourchaume, the scents of sea spray, Granny Smith apples and limestone gaining good intensity with modest aeration. The palate is well balanced with a penetrating, spicy entry, very saline, almost peppery; hints of asparagus and kiwi fruit emerge toward the finish. I appreciate the austerity of this Montmains in what was a warm growing season. One of Fevre’s more divisive wines, but personally, I like this. (NM) Inner quote mark (9/2020)

89-91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Revealing notions of green apple, white flowers, spring blossom and iodine, the 2018 Chablis 1er Cru Montmains is medium to full-bodied, tangy and tensile, with promising outlines and a mineral finish. I expect it to perform very well once it fleshes out with further élevage. (WK) Inner quote mark (8/2019)

88-91 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

Outer quote mark A more elegant and quite floral suffused nose evidences a lovely array of classic Chablis elements on the mostly white orchard fruit aromas. I very much like the intensity and detail of the medium weight flavors that display a mild touch of sweetness on the sappy finale. This too isn't especially complex though it may add more with time. Inner quote mark (10/2019)

K&L Notes

89-92 points Jasper Morris for Inside Burgundy: "The Fèvre holdings cover all three sectors of this vineyard with Butteaux bringing a cooler touch. Pale colour with green tint. A little bit more fat and flesh than expected, then some of the reductive iodine qualities of Montmains. The palate also oscillates between these two stylistic traits. Medium length only." 90-92 points Antonio Galloni in Vinous: "The 2018 Chablis Montmains 1er Cru is rich and radiant - and yet retains a striking sense of floral airiness that is both hugely appealing and also a fabulous contrast to the natural intensity of the year. Yellow orchard fruit, wild flowers, mint and lemon peel are all beautifully lifted in this gracious, elegant Chablis. All the elements are simply in the right place." (9/2020)

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