2014 William Fevre Le Crioux Petit Chablis
Founded by William Fevre in 1957 the domaine has grown to now become one of the biggest land owners in Chablis with 78 hectares of prestigious vineyards, of which 15.9 hectares are classified as Premiers Crus and 15.2 as Grand Crus.
Made from fruit purchased from an assortment of growers this Petit Chablis was matured in stainless steel vats for a period of 8-10 months to preserve freshness. Sourced directly from the cellars of William Fevre and drinking superbly now this is a rare opportunity to purchase bottle aged Chablis in pristine condition.
Brilliant pale straw colour with straw tinged edges and a watery hue. The nose reveals elevated aromas of pear and lime infused with gun flint followed by hints of dried honey, quince and oyster shell. The palate is still remarkably fresh but has built more textural volume due to additional bottle age. Pear and lime fruits abound over an oyster shell, subtle dried honey and gun flint infused back drop. Finishes dry with brisk, refreshing acidity. Emerging on the long aftertaste are some roasted almond characters.
Drink over the next 1-2 years.