William Fevre Chablis 1er Cru 'Vaulorent' 2016
Note: from a huge 3.63 ha parcel out of only 17 ha and most of it is hard by Les Preuses. Séguier calls this their "baby grand cru" as specific barrels are selected for vine age, concentration and power This could be from nowhere else but Chablis with its nose of oyster shell, iodine and strong mineral reduction aromas. The concentrated, mouth coating and serious flavors are at once muscular yet refined, all wrapped in an explosively long and well-balanced finish. As good as the Montée de Tonnerre is, and it's very good, there is just a bit more overall depth present here. 91-93 points. Drink: 2022+. Sweet spot Outstanding. Allen Meadows www.burghound.com, Issue 68, tasted 11 October 2017.