I tried this wine at my first Decanter magazine panel tasting years ago. I remember it being very good, but hellishly oaky.
Chablis Grand Cru les Preuses 1996, William Fevre
Nutty, honeyed nose, plenty of fruit, round and mature. It has a good creamy minerality to it. There is a bit of woody vanilla, but not as much as I recall from years ago. It has integrated nicely. The palate has quite high acidity, but plenty of fruit and reasonable length. It is dense and weighty, but kept lively by the minerality and acidity. It is really quite good and one of the best 1996 Burgundy/Chablis wines I have had. Still in very good condition the day after I popped it.