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.