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Chablis Grand Cru
"Les Clos"
2016

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Simonnet Febvre Chablis Grand Cru
"Les Clos" 2016 Bouteille
  • Appellation

    Appellation Grand Cru

  • Grape variety

    100 % Chardonnay.

  • Soil

    Kimmeridgian clay and limestone.

  • Average age of the vines

    35-40 years.

  • Yield

    54 hl/ha.

  • Vinification

    Fermented in 1-2 year-old oak barrels

  • Ageing

    15-18 months in barrel on fine lees.

  • Ageing

    5-12 years.

  • Serving Temperature

    Between 12° & 14°C.

  • Situation

    Les Clos is the most extensive Grand Cru plot, and is situated on top of a south/south-westerly facing hill. The depth of the soil produces a wine of consistent quality that always takes a while to develop.

  • Tasting and food pairings

    It is a wine of unique character - mineral and concentrated, with developing aromas of honey, citrus fruits and spices including cinnamon. It is always very complex on both the nose and palate, and has a clear golden-green colour. Initially very closed, this wine always develops exceptionally well over time without losing its minerality. It is the most masculine and uniquely characterful of the Grand Cru wines that require ageing. The king of the Grands Crus appellation: a rich, luscious wine with great complexity of flavours. The wine, above all other, for keeping.
    Drink with: grilled fish or fish in sauce, grilled white meats or white meats in crem-based sauces.

  • Press reviews

    Chablis Grand Cru "Les Clos" 2016 - Burghound.com - October 2018 - 90/100Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2016 |91-100 - Tim Atkin - January 2018Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2016 |90-100 - The World of Fine Wine - March 2018Chablis Grand Cru "Les Clos" 2016 - James Suckling - February 2018 - 95/100

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    • Chablis Grand Cru Clos 2014 - Wine Advocate

      The 2014 Chablis Grand Cru les Clos, which is aged 50% in barrel and 50% in stainless steel for 18 months, has an airy and detailed bouquet with apple blossom and fresh pear scents, unfurling nicely in the glass. The palate is well balanced with sappy red apple and pear notes, fine mineralité. Drink 2017-2029.

    • Chablis Grand Cru "Les Clos" 2016 - Burghound.com - October 2018 - 90/100

      There is just enough wood present to warrant mentioning that frames super-fresh aromas of white orchard fruit, citrus and ocean breeze. The bigger and most powerful flavors are also more evidently mineral-inflected while delivering acceptable but not distinguished length on the dry and clean finish that also reflects some tropical influence. This is perfectly good but it needs to develop better depth to ascend to the next level. 90/2022+


    • Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2016 |91-100 - Tim Atkin - January 2018
    • Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2016 |90-100 - The World of Fine Wine - March 2018
    • Chablis Grand Cru "Les Clos" 2016 - James Suckling - February 2018 - 95/100The richest and most complex of the 2016 Simonnet-Febvre Chablis with a hint of butterscotch and a lot of flinty character. The longer it aerates, the more that comes through. Very long, complete finish. Drink or hold..
    • Chablis Les Clos 2014 - 92/100- Wine Spectator - May 2017Tightly knit and expressive, de­livering apple, melon, honey, and mineral flavors, this white is fresh and long with a detailed after­taste of apple and mineral. Drink now through 2023.
    • Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2014 - Bottin Gourmand - Décembre 2017Avec 25 hectares. Les Clos est le plus vaste climat grand cru de Chablis et l'un des plus qualitatifs. Un chablis de caractère, minéral, dense et généreux, qui décline au nez comme en bouche des arômes d'agrumes sur fond de miel et de cannelle. Très beau potentiel de garde.

      Idéal en accord avec...Foie gras, Homards et langoustes grillés, Écrevisses, Poissons fins en sauce crémée, Viandes blanches, volailles à la crème, Huîtres.

    • Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2012 - Challenges - Décembre 2017Un chablis comme on les aime, droit et légèrement iodé, non dénué de générosité, avec une belle richesse aromatique sur des notes d'agrumes et un boisé (vanille) qui devrait être rapidement digéré. Les grands crus de Chablis demandent un peu de temps avant de livrer tout leur potentiel.
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