The 2016 Domaine Francois Raveneau ‘Foret’ Chablis is a massive wine that is wound up tighter than a top at the present moment. Needing more than an hour decant to slowly evolve aromatically, the wine gradually takes shape in the glass with bright nectarine skin, green apple, clove and wild mushroom tones that complement the beam of salinity. The palate has incredible energy and freshness, showing bright kumquat zest, diatomaceous earth, peat moss with flinty undertones and a sterling minerality. Fantastic and intense in its youth, this really needs another year of bottle age to fully get going. Drink 2020-2035 — 19 days ago
The 2016 Vaillons Chablis is a simply brilliant showing from Dauvissat, who has a reputation for producing some of the finest Chablis in the region and there is no exception in this difficult vintage. As this gorgeous wine slowly unwinds in the glass it releases pretty aromas of orchard and citrus fruits, followed by orange zest, honey blossoms and pulverized stones. It goes on to impress as it displays wonderful overall purity and focus through a beautifully textured palate and remarkably precise finish. Overall this is a marvelous wine that is showing wonderful energy and appeal in its youth, but should also evolve beautifully for years to come. — 12 days ago
The 2015 Bourgogne Aligote from Roulot is fantastic. It begins with beautiful aromas of orchard fruits, lemon oil, stoney minerals and hints of dried floral. On the palate this shows wonderful overall balance and vibrancy all the way through the fresh finish. A fabulous wine from one of Burgundy's premier producers and a wonderful expression of the varietal. — 3 days ago
Beautiful nose. Soft compressed cherry, faded plum, damson, soft and fleshy nose. This is classic aged burg. Still vital and alive. All the fruit is soft and seductive. Intensity but settled and pretty. Really good stuff. The finish is a bit truncated but this is gorgeous. — 15 days ago
Fairly structured but still light on its feet. Red cherry, fairly primary with a bit of game. Not the most complex. Had I not known what it was, I might have guessed a California Pinot made in a Burgundian style, given the overall sweetness and lack of complexity. Had high hopes for this but was truly unimpressed. Of course I’m probably drinking this a decade before it’s time, but still, a Grand Cru should really jump out at me more. I guess not every Grand Cru can be a revelation. — 6 days ago
The nose shows; waxiness, beeswax, green apple, lemon, lime candy, fresh pineapple juice, honey, white stone fruit, chamomile, vanilla notes, crush, sea fossils, limestone, touch of flintiness, chalk, jasmine, yellow lilies with mixed greens.
The body is round, thick & a touch gluey/waxy. The palate has; crisp green apple, lime & lemon zest, dried pineapple, stone fruits, kiwi, chamomile, vanilla notes, white spice, mid volcanic minerals, crush, sea fossils, limestone, touch of flintiness, chalk, jasmine, yellow lilies with mixed greens. The acidity beautifully round, thick, lush, ripe, well balanced and persists minutes. From 375ml.
Photos of, Domaine William Fevre, their barrel room, Winemaker Didier Séguier. He was White Winemaker of the Year 2018” at the 34th International Wine Challenge and the vineyards of William Ferve. — 3 days ago
Pale lemon with medium intensity aromas of stone and citrus fruits with slight biscuit notes. On the palate apple, lemon, lime fruit with notes of wet stone and warm bread. Medium finish ending a bit creamy with mineral notes. Very Good now but can get better over short term bottle age. — 7 days ago