Chablis & White Burg (Fevre, Dauvissat, Leroy, etc)

CHABLIS & BURGS (FEVRE, DAUVISSAT, LEROY) - Christianne’s Place in SF (5/30/2009)

Last night we gathered at Christianne’s place for a Chablis and White Burgundy dinner spurred on by the phone call I received a few weeks ago informing me I had some 02 Chablis owed to me by Hart Davis Hart…Traci and Christianne cooked and I have to say, it may have been their finest dinner yet. Just amazing. The wine, the company and the food were all tremendous. We started with a crab salad on “Pop Chips”, then had scallops with lettuce butter sauce, then Linguini with mussels in mussel-garlic broth, then squid ink risotto, then hazelnut dusted monchong with hazelnut beurre blanc then some cheese…

  • 2007 Domaine Séguinot-Bordet Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume - France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru
    We needed something to kick off the evening and while Traci and Christianne cooked and prepped. Christianne picked this up for about $22 and it is well worth the price. Nose shows a little flinty gun metal, minerals, lemon curd and roasted nuts. The palate is a little lean but crisp with more minerals, lime skin, a touch of honeysuckle. Finish is a little on the short side and it could use a little more palate weight but again a very tasty Chablis PC for the price. (88 pts.)
  • 2007 Lamblin & Fils Bourgogne Blanc - France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc
    With the Seguinot just about killed, I got a little taste of this wine (it was purchased mostly to cook with). Fairly light and simple with a some citrus fruit, seashell and maybe a little nuttiness. All in all a pretty straightforward wine that is a pleasure to drink and at $11 won’t break the bank. (84 pts.)

  • 1999 Pierre Moncuit Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Cuvée Millesimée - France, Champagne, Côte des Blancs, Champagne
    Douglas arrived with the bubbles just in time…this is a very nice bottle of bubbly (and I like Pierre Moncuit). Shows some apple skin, brioche/biscuit, with a nice moussy texture and some minerality. Really refreshing, clean and terrific.

Paired with Crab Salad with picquillo peppers on “Pop” Chips. (90 pts.)

  • 2002 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons - France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru
    The evening is now ready to begin and we have this matched up with the 2004 Vincent Dauvissat “Vaillons”. Wines both accompanied Linguini with mussels in mussel-garlic broth.

The nose was very pretty with seashell, slate, and honeysuckle. The palate is rich and slightly oily with good acidity, minerals, roasted nuts. Very pretty wine. (90 pts.)

  • 2004 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons - France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru
    The nose on this was a knock out with pepper, crushed rock, smoke and roasted nuts. Very intense nose and probably a 93 pt nose. The palate though pretty was less rich and satisfying than the Fevre Vaillons…just a slight notch behind though. Hazelnut, slate, citrus fruit round it out. Beautiful wine and if it gains a little weight it would merit a 90 pt score from me. (89 pts.)

  • 2002 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses - France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru
    A step up from the 02 Vaillons and 04 Vincent Dauvissat Vaillons. Paired with Scallops with Lettuce-butter sauce and a little truffle oil.

The nose on this is pretty nice with apple skin, lemon rind, wet rocks, a little dill and a saline. The palate shows a little new oak but that’s okay with me. Richer, rounder than the other Chablis but still nice minerality, good acidity, honey, meyer lemon, like drinking liquified rocks with a little white chocolate…superb! (93 pts.)

Nose is very smokey and showing some definite sulfur. Palate is rich, smokey, hazelnut with meyer lemon…yum!!! Nicely done. (93 pts.)

don’t care for dill in my wines, but the Fevre otherwise sounds nice.

I’d link the similar thread from Ebob last fall but can’t find it.

A fabulous dinner. The wines were all very nice, but the food was stunning.