Reviews & Awards

William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Bougros "Côte Bouguerots" Domaine 2013

April 2016

93

Wine & Spirits

Fèvre owns 15.39 acres of Bougros, almost half the total cru. They separate out a 5.2-acre parcel on the steepest slope for Clos Bouguerots, using the balance for this grand cru. About 60 percent of the wine ages in older French oak casks (averaging six years of age), which helps point up the savory structure of the wine, reading in pale umami notes of miso. The fruit of the wine is youthfully pale as well, powerful in its delivery of chamomile, dried hay and jasmine scents of white grapes. A mouthwatering young Chablis, this is built to age.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Bougros "Côte Bouguerots" Domaine 2013

August 2015

93

Vinous

Bright, pale yellow-green. Precise aromas of lemon, lime and oyster shell, plus a note of mineral reduction. In the mouth, a sexy toasty nuance complements the ripe stone fruit and saline mineral flavors. Nicely pliant wine but also boasts very good inner-mouth tension and purity. Finishes tactile and long, showing very little impact of the vintage. Superb.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Bougros "Côte Bouguerots" Domaine 2013

October 2015

94

Burghound.com

This is perennially one of my favorite wines and one that I buy virtually every vintage. The 2013 version displays a deft touch of oak that again is sufficiently subtle as to allow the ripe and very fresh white and yellow orchard fruit, sea breeze and iodine scents to shine. There is excellent punch as well as fine detail to the almost aggressively mineral-driven flavors that possess good power but also a lovely sense of refinement on the wonderfully long and impeccably well-balanced finish. Exquisite.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Bougros "Côte Bouguerots" Domaine 2013

August 2015

94

Wine Enthusiast

Bougros produces rich wines, and this wine comes from the extra-ripe vineyard at the base of the slope. It is generous, giving a weighty character with the flavors plumbing the depths of richness. On top, a beautiful, almost sweet acidity leaves a fresh feeling in the mouth.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Bougros "Côte Bouguerots" Domaine 2013

October 2015

90

Wine Spectator

On the austere side, this white exhibits flavors of green apple, lemon and grass, with hints of stone. Racy and firm, with a mouthwatering essence.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Bougros "Côte Bouguerots" Domaine 2014

June 2016

95

Wine Spectator

Broad, powerful flavors of lemon, lanolin and quinine ride the bracing structure to a long, stony conclusion. Shows balance and length, building from start to finish.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Bougros "Côte Bouguerots" Domaine 2014

August 2015

93-95

Wine Advocate

The 2014 Chablis Grand Cru Bougros Côte Bouguerots has an extremely focused, mineral-dense bouquet that is "vrai Chablis." There is a strong marine influence here. The palate is fresh and vibrant with lemon zest, lime, minerals and a crescendo of power toward the finish. Around 70% is vinified in oak and matured for six months before transferring into stainless steel, and this fills out, adds volume to the finish. There is a pleasant bitter note right on the finish. This should be superb.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Bougros "Côte Bouguerots" Domaine 2014

October 2016

96

Burghound.com

Once again, based on the nose alone, this could be nothing else but Chablis with its mélange of tidal pool, mineral reduction, citrus blossom and discreet spice nuances. There is fantastic detail to the focused, mineral-driven and powerful middle weight plus flavors that do a slow build from the mid-palate all the way back to the explosively long, balanced and bone dry finish. This appears to be drawn directly from liquid Kimmeridgian and should also amply reward longer-term cellaring. In a word, brilliant. 96/2026+

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Bougros "Côte Bouguerots" Domaine 2014

August 2015

93-95

Vinous

Very pale yellow with a faint green tinge. Lime zest, white flowers and white pepper on the bright, high-pitched nose. Sappy, ripe and substantial, showing sexy sweetness of fruit in a technically very dry wine. Superb acidity and energy here, but not as tightly wound as the Preuses. The full south exposure of the vines gives this wine its amplitude and generosity. As with the regular Bougros, this large-scaled, long wine is not at all hard or austere.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Bougros "Côte Bouguerots" Domaine 2014

July 2016

95

Vinous

Very pale yellow. Very ripe but vibrant nose combines lime, spices, white pepper, crushed rock and liquid minerals. Delivers a saline, sappy combination of rich peachy fruit and floral/mineral lift, with a remarkably weightless quality. The chewy, saline, bone-dry finish reinforced by minerality conveys a powerful impression of dry extract and Kimmeridgian soil. Really inexorable on the back end.

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