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2009 Domaine Faiveley Chablis Les Preuses
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95 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2011

Knockout nose combines lavender, white pepper, violet, menthol and crushed stone, along with a whiff of baked bread.  Superripe and seamless yet with terrific cut to its sweet stone fruit and stony mineral flavors.  The explosive saline, stony finish is almost painful today.  This will become even more minerally with a few years of bottle aging.  A beauty, and even more impressive than a sample I tasted last year.  A great example of Preuses that transcends the vintage, this wine spent a bit of time in barrique, then was kept in vat until it was bottled in January of this year.

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