Reviews & Awards

William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Bougros "Côte Bouguerots" Domaine 2011

October 2013

93

Burghound.com

This is also completely classic and even more aromatically complex with a plethora of sea shore nuances to the cool green fruit scents. On the palate this is dense, powerful and quite serious with brooding flavors that brim with dry extract that buffers the firm acid spine on the intensely mineral-driven and explosively long finish. This is the biggest wine in the range yet impeccably well-balanced and if not exactly refined, then certainly not rustic either. If this can add even more depth than I am projecting my predicted score will seem to be overly conservative.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos Domaine

October 2013

94

Burghound.com

As it was from
cask last year this remains quite closed but aggressive swirling liberates ripe aromas of sea breeze, pear, lemon rind, oyster
shell and mineral reduction plus an abundance of typical floral scents. The large-scaled flavors are overtly powerful and
impressively concentrated as there is plenty of palate staining dry extract that also buffers the very firm acidity that supports
and shapes the gorgeously precise finish. This explosively long effort possesses exquisite balance and the tightly wound

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses Domaine

October 2013

94

Burghound.com

(from two parcels of vines that total 2.55 ha, or 22% of the entire appellation). If the Côte de
Bouguerots is the biggest wine in 2011 then the Preuses is arguably the most aromatically complex with a broad ranging nose
of perfumed and ripe scents of oyster shell, sea water, citrus and white flowers. The silky and refined flavors are wonderfully
seductive with an intense minerality to the austere, bone dry and balanced finish that exudes hints of saline and iodine. In

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Valmur Domaine

October 2013

93

Burghound.com

This could be from nowhere else but Chablis with its ripe yet cool, airy and refined nose of green
fruit, mineral reduction, sea breeze and iodine. There is positively gorgeous intensity and laser-like precision to the rich but
wonderfully vibrant flavors that display moderate austerity on the focused, very dry and remarkably persistent finish. This is a
really lovely combination of power and refinement.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir Domaine

October 2013

93

Burghound.com

This is noticeably riper than the Vaulorent with hints of exotic yellow fruit
along with hints of spice and mineral reduction. Here too there is impressive size and weight to the solidly well-concentrated
big-bodied flavors that possess an opulent mid-palate before ending in a mineral-driven and intensely saline-infused finish that
just goes on and on. A terrific 2011.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Premier Cru Montée de Tonnerre Domaine

October 2013

92

Burghound.com

An expressive, airy and cool nose features notes of stone, sea water, floral aromas and white orchard fruit along with plenty of
mineral reduction nuances. This is exceptionally rich and concentrated yet the medium weight flavors remain light and pure
with absolutely no trace of heaviness on the mouth coating and stunningly persistent finish. This is beautifully refined yet there
is no absence of muscle or punch.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Premier Cru Vaulorent Domaine

October 2013

92

Burghound.com

This is not quite as aromatically elegant as the Montée de Tonnerre but there is every bit as much depth to the green fruit, citrus, quinine and oyster shell suffused nose. There is fine concentration to the powerful, suave and intensely stony flavors that possess superb finishing complexity on the balanced, clean, very dry and energetic finish. As is often the case, this delivers grand cru quality.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Gevrey-Chambertin

April 2014

90

Wine Spectator

A tightly wound version, showing black cherry, raspberry and earth aromas and flavors. The stern tannins lend a pinched feel on the finish, but this remains fresh and long.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Gevrey-Chambertin

April 2014

90

Wine Spectator

A tightly wound version, showing black cherry, raspberry and earth aromas and flavors. The stern tannins lend a pinched feel on the finish, but this remains fresh and long.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Grand Cru Bonnes-Mares

January 2013

93-96

Stephen Tanzer IWC

Deep, bright red. Reticent, brooding aromas of black raspberry, chocolate,
roasted herbs, licorice and green pepper. Wonderfully silky and full without any undue weight. Dark berry flavors are accented by crushed stone, pepper, spices and earth. The tangy, savory aftertaste saturates the palate and leaves the taste buds quivering. Here the stem element gives lift to the wine without overwhelming it. Conveys a very powerful impression of terroir.

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