2017 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis 1er Cru "Vaillons"

SKU #1424888 94 points James Suckling

 Very attractive aromas of ripe white and yellow peaches here with a gently glossy edge and lightly toasty and flinty nuances. The palate has such richness and composure with a fleshy, smooth build to the long, lemon and peach-soaked finish. Bracing. Drink or hold.  (8/2019)

94 points Vinous

 The 2017 Chablis Vaillons 1er Cru brings together tremendous textural richness with striking layers of floral brightness and minerality that add complexity. Powerful and yet wonderfully finessed, the 2017 possesses superb energy and vibrancy, with pedigree to burn. (AG)  (1/2020)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2017 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons bursts from the glass with a pretty, aromatic bouquet of citrus blossom, white peach and spring flowers. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, ample and expressive, with an open-knit, satiny-textured core, tangy acids and a precise, mouthwatering finish. From bottle, this confirms Didier Séguier's confidence and merits a higher score than I gave it from barrel. (WK)  (4/2019)

91-92 points John Gilman

 Vaillons is a Left Bank premier cru and the frost damage on this side of the river was far less, so I have to imagine that this is one of the star premier crus in the cellar at Domaine Fèvre in 2017, but as the wine was just filtered, I have again scored it in a range. The nose here has first class components, with scents of pear, apple, lemon zest, a touch of beeswax, lovely, limestone minerality and white flowers all wafting from the glass. On the palate the wine is deep, pure and rock solid at the core, with vibrant acidity, excellent focus and grip and a very long, promising finish. My score could well end up being a tad conservative!  (12/2018)

89-92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 A more floral suffused nose flashes good Chablis typicity with its notes of petrol, pear and ocean breeze. Here too there is fine vibrancy to the sleeker and slightly finer medium weight flavors that offer both good minerality and salinity on the more harmonious finish. Lovely stuff.  (10/2018)

90 points Wine Spectator

 Round, with peach, apple and lemon flavors. Vibrant acidity keeps this focused and drives the lingering finish. (BS)  (8/2019)

K&L Notes

92-93 points Jasper Morris, MW for Inside Burgundy: "Very much white flowers, elderflower even, this was racked much earlier than Montmains so is more open for tasting. It displays a brilliant sense of precision, demonstrating the drier style of Vaillons, with medium-plus intensity and excellent length." (01/2019)

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