Offers up buckets of Chablis character... simply terrific - 2012 Fevre Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre

Posted by Ian McFadden

Can Rival Many Grand Crus
2012 Fevre Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre
Shimmering Purity

"This offers up buckets of Chablis character... overall, this is quite simply terrific." -Burghound

The wines are still young, but the consensus is that 2012 (along with 2008 and 2010) is one of the strongest Chablis vintages of recent years.

2012 in Chablis is a vintage of outrageous purity. With his usual acuity, David Schildknecht hits it on the head when he writes: "the best 2012s are focused, energetic, and not lacking in textural allure."

Montée de Tonnerre is a 1er Cru that can rival many Grand Crus. Stylistically, it's reminiscent of Les Clos: epic in scale, monumental in its architecture and delivering power with a profound level of finesse.

In general, MdT offers some of the best value in Chablis, but in Fevre's hands it becomes almost ridiculous. The 2012 offers a deep mineral-saturated resonance and a pointed, persistent finish.

The vividness and overt minerality of 2012 is boldly on display in Fevre's MdT. Burghound calls it "almost painfully intense." It offers up a striking combination of saline minerality with ripe citrus and floral notes.

Fevre has swiftly moved up the ranks to become one of Chablis' top producers alongside the likes of Dauvissat, Raveneau and Piuze. The wines are a key part of our White Burgundy program. Few, if any, producers offer the same value. Their '12 MdT blatantly testifies to the outrageous skill and value of Fevre.

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