Buckets of Chablis Character (and VALUE): 07 Fevre Grand Crus

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"Buckets of Chablis Character"
2007 Fèvre Chablis Grand Crus
Les Preuses & Bougros Côte de Bouguerots
(Also Buckets of VALUE)

Allen Meadows' "buckets" reference is spot-on. Fèvre's 07s are super-super-pure, with sharp layers of mineral and acid piled over one another that scream of everything we love about Chablis.

It's unquestionable now that the winemaking of Didier Seguier coupled with Henriot's investment in the estate have maneuvered Fèvre into the upper echelon of Chablis producers.

"The greatest domain in the region," is how far Andrew Jefford takes it.

Both 2007 and 2008 are simply astounding Chablis vintages; they are also among the best wines Fèvre has made. We just could not pass up a small parcel at pricing like this, so consider this a last-stop opportunity to back-fill your cellar with two of Fèvres best.

We know you'd rather be outside today. We also know we've riled up a strong following for Fèvre's shimmering, fresh and transparent wines, so we're keeping this short and sending this offer only to those of you who have supported our Chablis program.

Complete Burghound reviews are below, and they are nothing short of raves, littered with praise like: "beautifully delineated," "strikingly elegant" and "silky yet explosive." Truly, these manage to be seductive in their texture on the mouth - at once caressing as well as electric - while the flavor profile jets from fluorescent moss to briny sea foam to yellow-green fruit to chalky, cut mineral.

The Bouguerots is Fèvre's signature bottling from the Bougros Grand Cru - an elite two hectare parcel at the bottom of the Cru that's so steep and stony, the use of tractors is impossible. It's known for its sturdy minerality and concentration, which are on full display in the 07s.

Les Preuses sits upslope from Bougros and is renowned for its exceeding finesse and fine lines of mineral and flower. Fèvre owns two parcels of vines here, totalling two and a half hectares - that's 22% of the entire appellation.

While critical acclaim for Fèvre has reached critical mass, the prices remain almost shockingly reasonable for their pedigree. These are Grand Crus in an ultra-classic vintage that come nowhere near the price-points of their peers (namely the big ticket bottlings of Raveneau and Dauvissat). This fact, like our parcel today, is unlikely to last long.

We urge you to order quickly by emailing us at offers@crushwineco.com or calling the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

2007 Fèvre Chablis Grand Crus

Bougros Côtes de Bouguerots

Burghoud: A somewhat riper but more reticent nose features the barest hint of wood spice that marries well with the explosive green and yellow fruit aromas and fresh, full, powerful, beautifully delineated flavors underpinned by a driving minerality and stunning length. Given the superb balance and firm acid spine, this should age effortlessly for at least 15 years, perhaps longer. In sum, this is a strikingly elegant, classy and altogether refined effort with flat out marvelous complexity with buckets of classic Chablis character. A stunner of a wine.

Les Preuses

Burghound: This is every bit as elegant as the Valmur with nuanced, highly layered, discreet and very pure aromas of understated green fruit and almost pungent tidal pool aromas that are followed by rounded, focused and incredibly complex flavors displaying notes of warm stone and oyster shell. The texture and mouth feel of this are positively seductive as the finish is a liaison of richness and delicacy with that silky yet explosive finish that all the great examples of Preuses seem to possess. A wine of crystalline purity that is pure silk and class. A don't miss Fèvre '07.

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