Fèvre Chablis Vaudésir 2018

Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
WFW 96
JM 95
AG 95
WA 94
JG 94
TA 94
13.0% ABV
Item # 336817

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96+ points World of Fine Wine: "Hand-picked grapes, like many Chablis in the upper range, and up to 70% fermented in oak pieces; this will be an exquisite wine, mastering the intense heat of the late summer. Still tight, but should really blossom come 2023. Worth the wait. (Issue #67; 2020)"

95 points Jasper Morris, MW: "Pale yellow. The nose has considerable weight, a little flesh but also some class. Some peaches too. This overt opulence however gives way to a more classic thread behind. There is a saline touch, which makes you salivate, while waiting for the weight of the fruit to impact. Long and tasty. Tasted: May 2019."

93-95 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2018 Chablis Vaudésir Grand Cru is a gorgeous, radiant wine that captures the essence of this warm, early ripening site. Sweet and racy with striking inner perfume, the 2018 has so much to offer. Passion fruit, mint, citrus and exotic floral notes are beautifully woven together in this super-expressive, inviting wine. Strong mineral character graces the exquisite finish. (Jan 2020)"

94 points Tim Atkin, MW.

94 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2018 Vaudésir from Didier Séguier is also outstanding, with its ripe and pure fruit coupled to outstanding mineral drive and a firm structure. The bouquet wafts from the glass in a primary blend of pear, lime, apple, chalky soil tones, dried flowers and a topnote of orange zest. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and youthful in structure, with excellent depth at the core, snappy acids and fine precision on the very long and well-balanced finish. This will need a year or two longer in the cellar than the Bougros to start to really drink well, but it should still provide relatively early appeal. 2024-2065. (Nov/Dec 2019)"

94 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "The 2018 Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir offers up an expressive bouquet of white flowers, citrus blossom and ripe apples, followed by a full-boded, ample and enveloping palate that's satiny, fragrant and charming; more tension and mineral qualities will typically emerge with further élevage and bottle age. (Aug 2019)"

94 points and 'Don't miss!' Allen Meadows (Burghound): "(from two separate parcels of vines, the larger of which is in the heart of the "amphitheater" from which the finest examples of Vaudésir originate). An exuberantly fresh and cool and mildly exotic nose offers up unmistakable Chablis character that includes sea breeze, iodine and oyster shell along with an abundance of citrus elements. There is equally good freshness and verve to the utterly delicious, crisp and delineated medium-bodied flavors that possess fine persistence and a lovely minerality on the notably dry but not austere finale where the wood resurfaces. This almost delicate effort will need a year or so to digest the oak treatment but this too is very promising. Drink: 2028+. (Oct 2019)"

93 points James Suckling: "A steely, lively white with sliced pears, apples and melon. Medium to full body, lovely fruit and a fruity finish. Reserved and fine. Drink now. (8/25/20)"
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96+ points World of Fine Wine: "Hand-picked grapes, like many Chablis in the upper range, and up to 70% fermented in oak pieces; this will be an exquisite wine, mastering the intense heat of the late summer. Still tight, but should really blossom come 2023. Worth the wait. (Issue #67; 2020)"

95 points Jasper Morris, MW: "Pale yellow. The nose has considerable weight, a little flesh but also some class. Some peaches too. This overt opulence however gives way to a more classic thread behind. There is a saline touch, which makes you salivate, while waiting for the weight of the fruit to impact. Long and tasty. Tasted: May 2019."

93-95 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2018 Chablis Vaudésir Grand Cru is a gorgeous, radiant wine that captures the essence of this warm, early ripening site. Sweet and racy with striking inner perfume, the 2018 has so much to offer. Passion fruit, mint, citrus and exotic floral notes are beautifully woven together in this super-expressive, inviting wine. Strong mineral character graces the exquisite finish. (Jan 2020)"

94 points Tim Atkin, MW.

94 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2018 Vaudésir from Didier Séguier is also outstanding, with its ripe and pure fruit coupled to outstanding mineral drive and a firm structure. The bouquet wafts from the glass in a primary blend of pear, lime, apple, chalky soil tones, dried flowers and a topnote of orange zest. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and youthful in structure, with excellent depth at the core, snappy acids and fine precision on the very long and well-balanced finish. This will need a year or two longer in the cellar than the Bougros to start to really drink well, but it should still provide relatively early appeal. 2024-2065. (Nov/Dec 2019)"

94 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "The 2018 Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir offers up an expressive bouquet of white flowers, citrus blossom and ripe apples, followed by a full-boded, ample and enveloping palate that's satiny, fragrant and charming; more tension and mineral qualities will typically emerge with further élevage and bottle age. (Aug 2019)"

94 points and 'Don't miss!' Allen Meadows (Burghound): "(from two separate parcels of vines, the larger of which is in the heart of the "amphitheater" from which the finest examples of Vaudésir originate). An exuberantly fresh and cool and mildly exotic nose offers up unmistakable Chablis character that includes sea breeze, iodine and oyster shell along with an abundance of citrus elements. There is equally good freshness and verve to the utterly delicious, crisp and delineated medium-bodied flavors that possess fine persistence and a lovely minerality on the notably dry but not austere finale where the wood resurfaces. This almost delicate effort will need a year or so to digest the oak treatment but this too is very promising. Drink: 2028+. (Oct 2019)"

93 points James Suckling: "A steely, lively white with sliced pears, apples and melon. Medium to full body, lovely fruit and a fruity finish. Reserved and fine. Drink now. (8/25/20)"
Product SKU 336817
Producer Fèvre
Country France
Region Burgundy
SubRegion Chablis
Varietal Chardonnay
Designation Grand Cru
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 13.0%
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