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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 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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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
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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)
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La Chablisienne 2011 Château Grenouilles Grand Cru Chardonnay (Chablis)

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Château Grenouilles is crafted from a portion of the Grenouilles Grand Cru Vineyard that is wholly owned by La Chablisienne. It produces its flagship wine: dense, powerful and concentrated, with a strong mineral and racy texture. It’s destined for a long life thanks to its woody richness and tight acidity. Drink from 2018.  — R.V.  (12/1/2014)
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Pascal Bouchard 2012 Les Clos Grand Cru Chardonnay (Chablis)

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This grandest of the Chablis Grand Crus is giving very little at this early stage in its development. It’s a serious and powerful wine, with rich fruits still dominated by steely acidity. Wait until 2019 and it will be a powerhouse of complex, ripe and structured flavors.  — R.V.  (12/1/2014)
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La Chablisienne 2010 Château Grenouilles Grand Cru Chardonnay (Chablis)

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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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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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