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Roger Voss

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Domaine Jean-Paul et Benoît Droin 2013 Les Clos Grand Cru Chardonnay (Chablis)

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This young wine is all magnificent structure. It is intense, with fruit and acidity given richness by the powerful texture and tense tannins. The dense symphony of ripe fruits is kept in check by the structure. This wine needs many years; drink from 2019.

 — R.V.  (10/1/2015)
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Domaine Pinson 2012 Cuvée Authentique Les Clos Grand Cru Chardonnay (Chablis)

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Fermented and aged in six-year old wood for 24 months, this is a richly spicy wine. The wood is there to smell and taste, but it is the rich fruit that speaks. Yellow fruits are given weight by the mineral backdrop, while layers of acidity instill freshness. Drink this complex wine from 2018.

 — R.V.  (10/1/2015)
97
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William Fèvre 2005 Les Clos Grand Cru Chardonnay (Chablis)

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Big and powerful, this is the grandest of the grand crus. It has both a dense structure and overwhelming fruits. With minerality, spice and balance, this is a very complete wine. There is only a hint of the richness to come. Hold for 10 years at least.

 — R.V.  (2/1/2008)
96
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William Fèvre 2013 Les Clos Grand Cru Chardonnay (Chablis)

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All the Fèvre vines are at the top of this vineyard, giving very structured, long-lived wines. This is certainly an age-worthy wine, tightly coiled and nervy, with a strong mineral note at its heart. Lemon and quince flavors are caught up in the complex structure. Drink from 2020.

 — R.V.  (10/1/2015)
96
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William Fèvre 2008 Valmur Grand Cru Chardonnay (Chablis)

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A great waft of ripe fruits, wood spice and tense acidity. A Valmur is a model for great Chablis, a taut wine, like a spring of green fruits waiting to burst out. This impressive wine needs aging, give it at least five years.

 — R.V.  (11/1/2010)
96
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Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils 2013 Les Clos Grand Cru Cuvée Clos des Hospices Chardonnay (Chablis)

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From a vineyard that once belonged to the charitable Hospices de Chablis, this is a superrich wine for a Chablis, powered both by acidity and by beautiful ripe fruits. It is bright and tight in character, although it is the richness and the density of the wine that shows most strongly. Drink this powerful wine from 2020.

 — R.V.  (10/1/2015)
96
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Domaine Jean-Paul et Benoît Droin 2013 Valmur Grand Cru Chardonnay (Chablis)

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Extra rich, ripe and round , this offers a full fruitiness that explodes in the mouth. Tannins and structure are all there, although the main thrust of this wine is the balance between this tension and the generous fruits that are developing. Drink from 2019.

 — R.V.  (10/1/2015)
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Domaine Jean-Paul et Benoît Droin 2013 Vaudésir Grand Cru Chardonnay (Chablis)

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This wine has weight, richness and an intense texture and structure that brings tannins and a firm background to the generous yellow fruits, ripe apples and crisp green plums. The wine is still very young, needing several years. Drink from 2019.

 — R.V.  (10/1/2015)
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