The Fèvre family have been prominent in Chablis for over 250 years. In 1998 Joseph Henriot picked up the torch and installed an inspired winemaker, in the form of Didier Seguier. Since then, the wines from Domaine William Fèvre have become the benchmark for classic Chablis.
Les Preuses lies at the northern end of the Grand Cru slope, where Kimmeridgian soils and a sunny aspect make for an excellent terroir. Great purity of citrus fruits aromas with ginger and nutmeg notes. Elegant on the palate with intense flavours and superb minerality.
Bright, pale lemon-yellow color. Knockout nose melds pineapple, white peach, lemon oil, wild herbs, flowers and cut hay, plus a whiff of menthol. Wonderfully silky, dense and pure, with subtle sweetness cut by brilliant acidity. Utterly electric Chablis: saline, tactile and palate-saturating from start to resounding finish. I'd forget this one in the cellar: it may eventually merit an even higher rating. In 2010 and 2011, this wine challenges Vincent Dauvissat's supernal Preuses.- 96 pts Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar