Chablis Les Clos, Grand Cru 2015

Chablis / Fevre, Domaine William

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Tasting Notes

The 2015 Chablis Grand Cru les Clos has a crisp Granny Smith apple and yellow plum-scented bouquet that is nicely defined, if lacking the "spark" of the 2014 les Clos. The palate is very well balanced with a fresh, crisp opening. I like the energy conveyed by this les Clos and its precision from start to finish, notwithstanding the seam of salinity that surfaces towards the finish. Excellent.

Score: 92

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, Maturity: 2018-2030 31 August 2017

The 2015 Chablis Grand Cru les Clos was showing a little reduction on the nose, like several others from this famous vineyard. Underneath lies attractive yellow plum, Granny Smith apple and honeysuckle scents. The palate is very well balanced with crisp tannin and fine acidity; it is tightly coiled and not as expressive as say the Bougros. There is a very attractive spiciness on the finish that lingers in the mouth, but it is clearly a wine that needs at least a couple of years in bottle.

Score: 91 - 93

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, Maturity: 2019-2035 31 August 2016

Pale, green-tinged yellow. Captivating but youthfully reticent scents and flavors of citrus peel, white pepper, fresh herbs, crushed stone and white flowers, plus a whiff of rhubarb. Quite broad and full but not at all heavy in the mouth. This wine doesn't have the acid edge of the Bougros Côte Bouguerots but is wonderfully silky and horizontal, coating every square millimeter of the palate--and it's hardly short of energy! Most impressive today on the superb dusty, mounting finish. This potentially outstanding wine still needs time to gain in complexity but it should evolve positively in bottle for many years. Production here was cut by the pre-harvest hailstorm, but if this fruit was picked earlier than originally forecasted, it does not seem to have suffered for it.

Score: 94

Stephen Tanzer, Maturity: 2021-2032 01 August 2017

Pale, slightly cloudy yellow. Pungent aromas of lemon, lime, spices and iodine are lifted by an almost metallic topnote. Then almost shockingly rich and sweet in the mouth and softer than the nose suggests, offering powerful flavors of yellow peach, lichee and spices. This hugely concentrated, slightly saline wine offers terrific plushness and depth of fruit if a bit less minerality than usual in the early going. But the backward, slightly phenolic finish suggests that this wine will need extended bottle aging. Production here was just 30 hectoliters per hectare.

Score: 92 - 95

Stephen Tanzer, 01 July 2016

Once again there is just enough wood present to warrant mentioning on the strikingly fresh, cool and pure nose of mineral reduction, ripe pear, sea water and floral aromas. There is flat out remarkable power to the highly energetic flavors that also display ample amounts of dry extract that imparts a sappy texture to the intensely mineral-driven, explosive and hugely long finish. It's interesting as one can sense an elevated level of alcohol but surprisingly there is no associated finishing warmth to speak of. Don't miss!

Score: 92 - 94

Allen Meadows, Burghound Maturity: 2023+ 08 October 2016