2018 Domaine William Fevre Chablis Grand Cru "Les Clos"

SKU #1487703 97 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark A subtle nose on this wine evokes chalk made moist with ripe Amalfi lemon juiciness. The palate plays these twin notions off each other in a subtle, fresh way, despite the concentration and depth. This wine is cool and zesty at its core but generous and lightfooted at the surface. Allow this to calm down and come forth with its compelling core. (AK) Inner quote mark (12/2020)

96 points Decanter

Outer quote mark The Fèvre holdings in Les Clos are the envy of Chablis - seven parcels (five of them high on the slope) covering 4.14ha, with more than half over 60 years' old. This is a brilliant expression of the Grand Cru, marrying power and intensity with focus, balance and palate length. Stylishly oaked, with the concentration to age, it's a textbook white, showing white pepper and citrus flavours and notes of kelp and oyster shell. (TA) Inner quote mark (7/2019)

96 points John Gilman

Outer quote mark The 2018 les Clos from Domaine Fèvre is yet another absolutely beautiful example of the vintage. The bouquet is pure, precise and already gorgeously complex, offering up scents of pear, apple, beeswax, spring flowers, a very complex base of chalky minerality and a topnote of oyster shell. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very precise on the attack, with a great core of fruit, stellar minerality and a very long, very racy and complex finish. Great, great wine. Inner quote mark (12/2019)

94-96 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2018 Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru is a powerful, beautifully layered wine. Mint wild flowers and chamomile accents add complexity to the lemon confit fruit. Creamy and ample on the palate, the 2018 is an especially rich Clos endowed with notable textural depth and a real feeling of seamlessness. I loved it. (AG) Inner quote mark (1/2020)

95 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark A very ripe, dense Chablis, yet it maintains energy and focus. Crushed-stone and mineral highlights. Full-bodied and formed with a solid core of fruit and energy. Inner quote mark (8/2020)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2018 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos is another obvious success, mingling aromas of citrus and citrus confit with hints of beeswax, peach and pear in an inviting bouquet. Full-bodied, muscular and layered, it's textural and fleshy, with a deep and tightly wound core, racy acids and a chalky finish. This is a fine effort that will improve with bottle age, but it is a bit more front-loaded out of the gates than the very fine 2017 rendition. (WK) Inner quote mark (7/2020)

93 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

Outer quote mark Once again, the nose is both fresh and ripe and while it's not quite as elegant and airy as the Côte Bouguerots there is every bit as much classic Chablis character. There is a really lovely mouthfeel to the sappy large-bodied flavors thanks to the copious quantity of dry extract that also serves to buffer the moderately firm acid spine on the powerful, punchy and intensely saline-inflected finale. While there is a hint of backend warmth, this beautiful effort should age well while adding depth along the way. Inner quote mark (10/2020)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Rich, creamy and full. While this still has a steely, flinty edge you’d expect from Chablis, this has the weight and power that says grand cru. Lovely length. (TJ) 18/20 Inner quote mark (1/2020)

K&L Notes

95-97 points Jasper Morris for Inside Burgundy: "The holding comprises 2.5 ha planted between 1947 and 1952 and all still in great condition. Pale lemon colour. The nose is restrained but you are immediately in the presence of majesty. This has the most volume of all but is not the easiest to see. It has more flesh than Les Preuses, along with a different but equal mineral vitality to Côte Bouguerots The two together make something exceptional!" 94 points Neal Martin in Vinous: "The 2018 Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru has a beautifully defined bouquet of subtle lemon peel, Chinese white tea and jasmine aromas, very discreet and nicely focused. The palate is well balanced with a discreet spicy entry, very nice weight in the mouth and a harmonious, quite persistent finish. Possibly the best William Fèvre contribution to the 2018 vintage, this comes highly recommended." (9/2020)

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