Very aromatic, combining fruity and floral notes. Elegant palate that blends power, raciness and roundness.
Wine Spectator 91 points - A harmonious white, with peach, apple and lemon flavors. The vibrant acidity imparts focus and staying power, with a mineral aftertaste. Drink now through 2020. 200 cases imported.-BS
(Aug 31 2014)
Vinous 91 points - The 2012 Chablis Fourchaume is one of the more supple, straightforward wines in this range. Texturally open and expressive, the 2012 should drink well pretty much right out of the gate. Almond, hazelnut, dried pear and a hint of spice wrap around the resonant, caressing finish.
Wine Advocate 90 points - The 2012 Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume comes from the lieu-dit Vaulorent that touches Les Preuses with a high percentage of marl soil and derives from younger vines around 30 years old. It has another very mineral-driven bouquet, perhaps with even more intensity than the Montee de Tonnerre, while the palate is well-balanced with orange zest, lemon rind and minerals with very good substance on the finish. Drink 2015-2025.
Tasted assembled from tank, the Fevre 2012 Chablis Fourchaume hints in its nose of fresh lime and chalk dust (accompanied by leafy notes) at the brightness and sense of stony suffusion that go on to characterize its firm palate. As with the corresponding Beauroy - and certainly aided by the 50% share of this that originates in Vaulorent - Fevre has here managed in some sense to defy Fourchaume’s typical tendency to generate breadth and rusticity. Apple core mingles with fresh citrus and salt for a tart, piquant, mouthwatering finish of truly prodigious persistence. Look for impressive showings through at least 2017. (Aug 2014)
The appellation is situated on the river Serein’s sloping right bank providing excellent exposure which enables it to express its personality. The result is a charming, rich and supple wine, with characteristic Chablis minerality.
|Fish, seafood and shellfish, grilled or in a cream sauce. Poultry and white meat, grilled or in a cream sauce.