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2007 Vrignaud, Chablis FourchaumeMay. 2009
Pale yellow. Faintly citrus over an even fainter sweet core of yellow fruit. Nice freshness that’s emphasised by the citrus acidity. Not a really concentrated nor intense effort but there is a hint of salty seashore in the mid-palate and the bottle was finished in double-quick time on a balmy evening. Despite the intensity being more on a par with a good villages wine, this is quite pretty and still seems good value.
2006 Bessin Jean-Claude, Chablis FourchaumeDec. 2008
Pale yellow. Higher toned, again a whiff of SO2 and a dense undertow. Lovely, lovely minerality – so pronounced. Super acidity – this is very Ravaneau in style. Really super – the nose is eventually taking on a little sea-shell. Beware, you could cut yourself with this wine! (I bought a case)
2002 Bouchard Père et Fils, Chablis FourchaumeJul. 2006
Medium lemon-yellow. A clean, if rather soft, nose that eventually shows a nice edge of butterscotch. The light palate has nice acidity and and an interesting burst of flavours from the mid-palate onwards into the finish. Throughout the ‘life’ of this open bottle, and despite how tasty it was, the wine never lost that slightly ‘dilute’ sense – tatsy though.
1998 Dauvissat Jean, Chablis FourchaumeMar. 2006
Medium-pale golden. There’s a hint of the oxidative on first sniff, but it’s soon gone, replaced by honeyed, waxy aspects and faint pineapple, nice high tones with plenty of width. In your mouth the first impression is a little dilute but the wine expands with a real kick at the back, even hinting at caramel. Good wine that gets ever better with time in the glass, definitely 1er cru quality.
2002 Colombier, Chablis FourchaumeNov. 2004
Good depth, though less width on the nose vs the village Chablis, good fruit though. Gives an impression of fat, but there’s a really obvious minerality. Good acidity. Like a greyhound this wine, no excess fat – really enjoyed.
2001 Fevre William, Chablis FourchaumeJul. 2004
Medium-plus yellow. The nose is a citrussy blend of creamy peach and apricot – very nice. The palate has very nice intensity and a lovely balance to the acidity. A wine I can happily drink on its own. Almost good length too. I found a very good price for this (and the Fevre 2001 Bougros too), a price that will allow me to make this one of my tipples of choice in the garden over the summer
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