The extremely short crop in Domaine Fèvre’s Vaudésir did not affect its classic styling one bit, as the wine soars from the glass in a complex aromatic constellation of lime, apple, flinty minerality, citrus peel, dried flowers and a touch of anise in the upper register. On the palate the wine is very deep, pure and full-bodied, with a very mineral personality, a rock solid core. brisk acids and outstanding focus and grip on the very long, snappy finish. Great juice in the making.
The 2016 Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir has quite a powerful bouquet, more floral than the Bougros with lime flower and lychee aromas that seem well defined. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity. This is a harmonious grand cru with a pleasant saline attack, good depth in the mouth and a clean, precise, slightly spicy finish. Much better than the 2015 Vaudésir, it should age well over 12 to 15 years. (NM)
Pale yellow. Very spicy scents of peach, ginger and white pepper; less minerally at present than the Bougros. Then quite taut in the mouth and much less easy to taste today; dry and classic but quite reticent. Boasts excellent inner-mouth tension and harmonious acidity but not the silkiness of the Bougros. Most impressive now on the dense, spicy, tactile, slowly mounting finish. Not at all a heavy style of Vaudésir but it's not coming alive today. Am I underrating this? (ST)
Notes of mildly exotic white peach, viognier and mineral reduction combine with those of floral and discreet spice nuances. There is a restrained energy to the caressing, intense and lilting middle weight flavors that possess good richness as well as a lovely sense of refinement on the bitter lemon-infused finale where a touch of warmth arises. This is pretty but it's not quite as dry and overall, this lacks the same depth as the best here.
The Vaudésir is very creditable in 2016, with a lovely nose of tangerine, bitter lemon, orange blossom, lavender and a gentle framing of reduction. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, saline, and unusually tensile and energetic for Vaudésir in an often open-knit vintage such as 2016. (WK)
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