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- VouvrayHead - 08-06-2006

Been drinking well lately!

I really dislike most Chardonnay, but all of these have been great.

2004 William Fevre Champs Royaux Chablis- The Wall-Street Journal singled this one out as a great deal in their wine market watch for 04 Chablis, so I was excited when we got it where I work. $20... Laser-bolt of lemon and lime, tons of minerals and a touch of white pepper. That sums it up. Not the most complex wine, but just electric. Really good. A little bit more body than the Moreau I posted about a month back or so.

Domaine Servin unfiltered Premiere Cuvee Les Pargues. From a single vineyard that used to be Premier Cru. $26. Has a bit of a fuller body that any of the other Chablis I've tasted. lemon and minerals are still prevalent, but there's some light toast and dry honeyed-nuttiness already. My notes weren't good for this one, but I really liked it a lot and thought it would do really well with age. There was a good amount of yeast carcasses in the bottom of the glass. Poor little guys. [img][/img]

Finally, 1999 Patrick Javillier Clos du Cromin Cuvee Speciale Meursault- vintage not on the label. Found on sale at best wine shop in area for $26 (down from upper- $40's, I think. They had a huge sale. Could have bought a number of different Echezaux for $50, all originally over $100 but just didn't have the money. I did get some 2002 Bernard Morey Satennay, Fritz Haag Mosel and a Morey St. Denis all at about half-price).

OK, the Meursault- lemony-gold color. Just a wonderful nose. Hesitant at first, so I decanted for 30 minutes. Then, slightly overripe apples, clove, vanilla, butterscotch, cookie dough, all shifting around. My girlie thought honey and melon, too. In the mouth apples dominate up front, but then candied ginger, clove, caramel, minerals and dry honeyedness. Jen also got smoked candied bananas. I was so proud of her! The finish is long with minerals and musky candied flavors.
Probably our favorite of the bunch, but I really liked them all.

- wondersofwine - 08-07-2006

Further down the thread I had reported on the 2002 William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux
which wasn't as minerally as most Chablis but still enjoyable and a bargain price. I will have to look for the 2004. The Meursault sounds nice. I have had several disappointing Meursaults that discourage me from buying more, but I did like the Louis Latour one at the wine dinner recently.

- VouvrayHead - 08-07-2006

The Fevre was good, and the lemon-lime notes were excellent, but it was my least favorite of the 3 similiarly priced.

I'd rank them

1. Servin
2. Moreau
3. Fevre

That said, the Servin seemed a little less traditional for Chablis and the Moreau was very lean, which I happen to like.