My first ’05 Chablis…

… And it is really serious. Hooray! This is made from a plot of vines by the Grand Cru les Preuses.

Chablis Premier Cru Fourchaume “Vignoble de Vaulorent” 2005, Domaine William Fevre

Wow, the nose of this is simply beautiful: elderflower, freshly-squeezed ripe lemon juice and an utterly wonderful nutty, creamy minerality. There is a real concentration of aromas here. The palate is not short of beauty, either. It has a floral fruitiness, the concentration of a serious Grand Cru, perfectly balanced acidity and one arse of a long, mineral finish. For all the power and density of flavours this remains supremely elegant and extremely refined. I cannot remember having better Chablis than this.

  • Ed Tully

    But the cost, man? And the place one can purchase such a wonder!

  • David Strange

    Seventeen notes a bottle from Bibendum. I have to say this wine is freaking marvellous. I wanted to say it was nipple-stiffeningly good, but the partner said that sounded silly.