Thursday, May 29, 2014

William Fevre Chablis

Without any doubt the star wine at the lobster party was the 2007 William Fevre Premier Cru Chablis, Fourchaume.  Very tart and fresh with aromas of apples and  a bit of white peach, but beyond everything a solid core of pure minerality.  The fruit played a supporting roll, but the limestone and seashells were playing the lead.  It cut through the richness of the lobster and the drawn butter like a razor and restored a balance back to the palate.   A long and lengthy finish completed the cycle.

Two people who usually take of sip of white wine and then wait until the meal is finished to open a red wine kept refilling their glasses with this wine.  It was perfectly aged and just about perfect. 

The winter here was long and hard and difficult.  This wine was a just reward for suffering through it.  Once in awhile a wine comes along to reaffirm why I love wine and this wine did exactly that.

2007 William Fevre Premier Cru Chablis, Fourchaume.  13% alcohol and $35.

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