Fevre, William - Chablis Fourchaume Vignoble de Valorent 2006
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Tasting Notes and Scores
The 2006 Chablis Fourchaume Vignoble de Vaulorent – from their top parcel in that site – is effectively Fevre’s seventh grand cru, and given that it lives up to this billing, an outstanding value as well. Musky, sweetly floral notes like that of some exotic orchid mingle with saline and savory shrimp shell suggestions in the nose. Densely-concentrated, with a deep, oceanic brininess and mysteriously sweet yet mineral savor, this may not have the elegance or refinement of the “regular” Fourchaume, but it more than makes up for this in intensity, complexity, and sheer grip. I would give this 2-3 years in bottle before tasting it (again) and anticipate 12-15 years of fascinating bottle evolution. The 2005 combines similarly pungent, exotic, alluring florality with riveting mineral intrigue. (David Schildknecht)
(from an impressive 3.63 ha parcel out of only 17 ha and most of it is hard by Les Preuses. Séguier calls this their “baby grand cru” as specific barrels are selected for vine age, concentration and power). A strikingly elegant and pure as white flower and green fruit notes waft from the glass to reveal full, powerful and sappy flavors that retain a fine sense of detail on the penetrating finish that is seriously long. What I like best about this wine though is the underlying sense of harmony because there’s size and energy here in spades yet ultimately, it harnesses that to remain a wine of finesse if not delicacy. Absolutely gorgeous and a grand cru in all but name.
– Burghound.com, Issue 32. Tasted: Oct 2008
Pale color. Iodiney shellfish scents complemented by wet stone on the nose. Then big, suave, full and rich, with grand cru size and volume and uncompromising dryness. Wonderfully minerally and pure if a bit youthfully strict today. Combines great richness and breadth with an almost ineffable light touch. The powerful shrimp shell iodiney minerality draws out and energizes the wine's aftertaste. A splendid premier cru.