For the 1999-2001 vintages these wines were an absolute steal, but from 2002 and presumably boosted by the stellar burghound reviews the prices crept ever-higher. I would estimate that 2005 is about 70% more expensive than 2001 – it’s still a good value package – but…
What a blow – to add to the higher cost, I decided to christen my cellar with the first bottle from this case; carefully opening the wooden case, I placed one bottle on the floor while re-sealing the case – then knocked over the bottle! concrete floors are not so forgiving, so despite no ‘fall height’ I am left with a wet floor and no Le Clos!
Now only 10 are left – this note from bottle 2:
2001 William Fevre, Chablis Le Clos
A young lemon-yellow colour. The nose is a little reticent but wide and with some citrus bite – slowly increasing in depth with time. The palate is well textured – even waxy – also, like the nose, it’s understated and tight though the perfect acidity and length go unquestioned. This is showing about 50% of what was on display about 18 months ago so I won’t touch another for 4 or 5 years. Should still be top-class in the future
Rebuy – Maybe