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Domaine William Fevre - Chablis 1er Cru Vaulorent 2014

Information

  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Burgundy
  • Wine Area: Chablis
  • Wine Maker: Didier Seguier
  • Grape: Chardonnay
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2020
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 92 to 94 (2014) JR: 16.5 (2014) WS: 90 (2013) VS: 91+ to 93 (2014) WE: 94 (2013) BH: 93 (2014)

Wine tasting notes

Powerful nose, combining aromas of citrus and white-fleshed fruit with a mineral note typical of the appellation. Rich and concentrated, the palate has remarkable freshness and length. Fourchaume Vaulorent comprises 3.63 ha of the appellation's 17 ha (climat located on the right bank of the Serein). The exact continuation of the Côte des Grands Crus. Separated by a path from Grand Cru Les Preuses. Strong and rich in minerality, this wine is one of the finest.

Winery Information

Domaine William Fevre

With a family history dating back 250 years in the Chablis region, William F̬vre

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2014)92 to 94 pts

Aug 2015 - Neal Martin - The 2014 Chablis 1er Cru Vaulorent, which head winemaker Didier Séguier described as "a baby grand cru," was a little cloudier than the Fourchaume in the glass. It has a complex nose with a touch of grilled almond and dried apricot, well defined but just a little sultry at the moment. The palate is relatively rich on the entry compared to the other Premier Crus and this lends roundness and suppleness in the mouth. It gently builds with great precision, hints of lime and apricot flourishing on the peacock's tail of a finish. This is one of William Fevre's best wines this year.

JancisRobinson.com (2014)16.5 pts

Tasted Jan 2016 - Sleek and fresh on the nose with some energy, yet quite advanced and with fruit dominating astringency. You could enjoy this quite soon.

Wine Spectator (2013)90 pts

A touch of oak adds light vanilla accents that round out this bracing white. Flavors of green apple, quince and lemon ride the steely backbone to a long conclusion. Best from 2017 through 2023.

Vinous/Stephen Tanzer (2014)91+ to 93 pts

Aug 15 - Pale yellow-green. High-pitched aromas of lime leaf, mint, menthol and white pepper. Rich but precise and peppery in the mouth, with lime and spice flavors accented by salt and pepper notes. Very firmly structured premier cru. This started out in 50% oak, none new. -- Stephen Tanzer

Wine Enthusiast (2013)94 pts

Vaulorent is on the same slope as the Grand Crus, giving it an extra structure. Very ripe and forward, this wine shows both power and the approachability of the vintage. It has plenty of freshness while also showing off yellow fruits and pineapple richness. A more textured, steely, crisp aftertaste will allow the wine to age. Drink from 2018.

Burghound (2014)93 pts

Yet again the ultra-fresh and strikingly layered white flower nose is packed with typical Chablis aromas that include cool mineral reduction, citrus and oyster shell nuances. The medium weight flavors are almost painfully intense while brimming with minerality on the chiseled and moderately austere finish that is tight to the point of being linear. This terrific effort will require at least 5 to 7 years of cellaring to reveal its full, and considerable, potential. In a word, impressive.