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William Fèvre 2005 Les Clos Grand Cru Chardonnay (Chablis)

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  1. $95
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
points

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
points

William Fèvre 2007 Les Clos Grand Cru Chardonnay (Chablis)

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  1. $110
From the largest of the Chablis Grand Cru, this wine shows a lively fruit character but also a powerful, taut mineral streak that comes through to dominate. There is no doubt this needs aging, with its steely edge and vivid acidity.  — R.V.  (7/1/2010)
96
points

William Fèvre 2005 Valmur Grand Cru Chardonnay (Chablis)

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  1. $85
This is the epitome of great Chablis, with minerality, initial austerity and coiled power. It is a dense, tense wine, structured with both toasty tannins and green fruits that shine out of all this concentration. Age for 7–10 years.  — R.V.  (2/1/2008)
95
points

La Chablisienne 2010 Château Grenouilles Grand Cru Chardonnay (Chablis)

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  1. $90
Château Grenouilles is a parcel within the Grenouilles Grand Cru, a monopoly of the La Chablisienne cooperative. The wine is always impressive. It has weight, richness, concentration and considerable potential. Yellow fruits, wood-aging, spice and a firm structure indicate keeping this wine for six years.  — R.V.  (8/1/2013)
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Domaine Jean-Paul et Benoît Droin 2010 Les Clos Grand Cru Chardonnay (Chablis)

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  1. $70
This is taut and mineral, with hidden power. It’s very closed at this stage. It’s a wine with acidity and notes of green fruits and crisp apples, with just a touch of wood. This will age for many years.  — R.V.  (11/1/2012)
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Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils 2009 Clos les Hospices Les Clos Grand Cru Chardonnay (Chablis)

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  1. $115
A superbly rich wine, with its acidity well integrated into the concentrated and rounded fruit. It has great texture and fruit that bursts from the glass. It is generous, warm and toasty, while also preserving the steeliness that is hallmark of the Les Clos vineyard. Age for at least five years.  — R.V.  (4/1/2012)
95
points

Domaine Laroche 2009 Réserve de l’Obédience Les Blanchots Grand Cru Chardonnay (Chablis)

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  1. $150
Very mineral in character, this young wine is all green fruit. The citrus and grapefruit are intense, and full of ripe acidity. Hints of wood come from behind the fruit to give a wine that is structured and finely textured. Age for 4–5 years. Screwcap.  — R.V.  (12/31/2011)
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