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2002 William Fevre Chablis Preuses

Light capsule condition issue; light signs of past seepage; light label condition issue

ITEM 8094530 - Removed from a subterranean wine cellar

Bidder Amount Total
$95
Item Sold Amount Date
I8101018 1 $90 Jan 30, 2022
I8061904 1 $95 Jan 9, 2022
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RATINGS

93The Wine Advocate

Medium-bodied, deep, rich, and satin-textured, it reveals an inspiring character of outstanding depth, concentration, focus, and length. Loads of creamy seashells are intermingled with flint and pears in its detailed yet powerful core.

93Stephen Tanzer

Pure, sweet aromas of lime blossom, minerals and flinty soil. Then very ripe but racy on the palate, with creamy-sweet citrus and stone flavors enlivened by bracing acidity. Wonderfully fresh, supple with superb inner-mouth energy.

93-95Burghound.com

Extremely subtle smoke and wood spice blend with classic Chablis green apple and crushed oyster shell aromas...

18.5Jancis Robinson

Green and round and deep. A big, bold Chablis – perhaps too big for purists, but certainly impressive. Long term.

PRODUCER

William Fevre

Domaine William Fevre is a 120-acre domaine in Chablis, Burgundy. The Fevre family has been in Chablis for more than two centuries and for much of the 20th century their Chablis wines have been highly sought after. The estate has Grand Cru parcels in Bougros, Les Clos, Grenouilles, Les Preuses, Valmur and Vaudesir, as well as premier cru parcels. In 1998 when William Fevre retired the domaine was sold to Henriot Champagne, already the proprietors of Bouchard Pere et Fils. Burgundy writer Clive Coates notes that when it was sold “it was first class operation then; it is even better now….This is a classy setup, producing very classy wines.” There is also a William Fevre negociant.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Chablis, Les Preuses

Les Preuses is a 28.9-acre Grand Cru vineyard in Chablis, in northwestern Burgundy. The vineyard is at the top of a hillside and faces due south. The major landowners are La Chablisienne, with 10 acres; Fevre, with 6.38 acres; and V. Dauvissat, with 2.5 acres. Like all the Chablis vineyards, it is planted exclusively to Chardonnay.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay, Chablis Grand Cru

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.