An excellent vintage for this highly regarded Grand Cru Chablis, the 2018s from Fevre are outstanding, and we were able to get a few more cases. The Clos from Fevre is consistently one of the best buys of the vintage, and in 2018 shows the power and intensity so well, but retaining the intricacy and complexity that Le Clos has.
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We were able to source a few cases of this fantastic Grand Cru Chablis; while not the current release, the 2018s are exceptional here, and with a tad more age, it is ever closer to blissful enjoyment. Les Clos is the Jewel of Fevre's lineup and is considered the most prestigious of the Chablis crus. It's a wine that can be somewhat elusive, subtle, and loves age, making it a bottle at times to burry in the cellar and forget. Still, Fevre's '18s capitalize on the vintage with more ripeness of fruit and power that typically isn't seen here. That being said, it still carries that classic dimension creating an intriguing dynamic that can be seen in the notes below. Fevre's Clos has always been an excellent buy for grand cru Chablis, and this is no different at this low pricing.
John Gilman 96 points! "The 2018 les Clos from Domaine Fèvre is yet another absolutely beautiful example of the vintage. The bouquet is pure, precise and already gorgeously complex, offering up scents of pear, apple, beeswax, spring flowers, a very complex base of chalky minerality and a topnote of oyster shell. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very precise on the attack, with a great core of fruit, stellar minerality and a very long, very racy and complex finish. Great, great wine."
Wine Advocate (William Kelley) 95 points! "The 2018 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos is another obvious success, mingling aromas of citrus and citrus confit with hints of beeswax, peach and pear in an inviting bouquet. Full-bodied, muscular and layered, it's textural and fleshy, with a deep and tightly wound core, racy acids and a chalky finish. This is a fine effort that will improve with bottle age, but it is a bit more front-loaded out of the gates than the very fine 2017 rendition."
Vinous (Neil Martin) 94 points! "The 2018 Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru has a beautifully defined bouquet of subtle lemon peel, Chinese white tea and jasmine aromas, very discreet and nicely focused. The palate is well balanced with a discreet spicy entry, very nice weight in the mouth and a harmonious, quite persistent finish. Possibly the best William Fèvre contribution to the 2018 vintage, this comes highly recommended."