William Fevre, Chablis Vaulorent 2010

The Willian Fevre Chablis Vaulorent 2010 is a brilliant Chablis. The bouquet is showing beautiul pure fruit – ripe notes of orchard fruits – with notes of honey, citrus finished with a stony minerality with elemnts of seashells. On the palate rich but cool fruit – fine midpalate weigth and intensity – lovely balanced with a fine mineralic focus and a hint of lemon zest. A truly fine Chablis, with a lovely complexity and balance – a very impressive effort from Fevre.

20120311-111932.jpg(Drink From 2019) – Fine+ 93 – Tasted 01/03/2013

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Domaine William Fevre, Chablis Vaulorent 2010

The Willian Fevre Chablis Vaulorent 2010 is a very impressive wine. The bouquet is showing fine complexity with notes of seashells, orchard fruits with hints of honey citrus zest and a stony minerality. Lovely rich palate, with a very pure and fresh midpalate fruit, a good long finish with a fine mineralic focus and a hint of lemon zest. A beautiful Chablis, with a lovely complexity and a very fine potential. Impressive and drinking beautifully – If you like Chablis … then try the 2010s from Fevre.

20120311-111932.jpg(Drink From 2017) – Fine+ 93 – Tasted 16/01/2013

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Domaine William Fevre, Chablis Bougros 2010

William Fevre really succeded in the 2010 vintage and the Chablis Bougros is a truly lovely Chablis. In the bouquet lovely minerality combined with white flowers, yellow fruit and fine citrus notes. On the palate powerful minerality with a very fine fruit intensity. It’s quite muscular and full-bodied. Very nicely balanced with a juicy core of ripe fruit and a very long focused finish. It’s fresh, offers good complexity and excellent concentration, A fine Chablis – quite impressive effort from Fevre.

20120311-111932.jpg(Drink from 2020) – Fine+ 92p – Tasted 28/10/2012 – at Vinrosens 2010 tasting

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Domaine William Fevre, Chablis Les Lys 1er cru

William Fevre really succeded in the 2010 vintage and even the entry level wines, like 1er cru Les Lys, are very lovely wines. In the bouquet lovely mineral notes combined with white flowers, yellow fruit and citrus notes. On the palate nicely balanced with a core of ripe fruit and a quite tight and focused finish. It’s pure and offers good concentration and quite some complexity, A very good Chablis – Recommended.

20120311-111932.jpg(Drink from 2020) – Very Good 89p – Tasted 28/10/2012 – at Vinrosens 2010 tasting

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WineHog rating system – articulated Robert Parker!!

I use my own rating system here at Winehog.org.

I don’t use the 100 point scale anymore – but changed to a quite simple scale inspired by some of the British wine journalists.

Tasting and rating wine is not exact science … and therefore I prefer to use a scale that reflects that wine is a living organism and that a wine can taste like 94 points one day … and 93 the next day … depending on the moon, the glass, temperature and or my mood!

The end of points

I have been using the 100 point scale for two decades, and the problems using this scale became more and more aparent during the work with winehog.org. It’s very hard .. or perhaps even impossible to truly consistent ratings with a scale like the 100 points scale.

I therefore changed to my own scale … but still translates my ratings to points … as a service to the readers who prefer the 100 point scale … enjoy the wines … and forget the points and ratings!

The potential is defined by the terroir

The quality or the potential of a wine is in my view defined by the terroir as the complexity and depth comes from the terroir. It’s important to note that only the very best terroirs can merrit a top rating. If we look at the best 1er crus – they can indeed rival a lot of the grand cru wines produced, but it’s very rare to find a 1er cru that merrits an outstanding rating. And while the best village wines can be fine, they are still village wines – and can almost never merrit a “very fine” rating.

Here is our the winehog.org scale:

  • Legendary – (99 – 100p)
  • Extraordinary – (97 – 98p)
  • Outstanding – (95 – 96p)
  • Very Fine – (93 – 94p)
  • Fine – (91 – 92p)
  • Very Good – (88 – 90p)
  • Good – (85 – 87p)
  • Above Average – (80 – 84p)
  • Average – (75 – 79p)
  • Below Average – (70 – 74p)
  • Poor – (50 – 69p)