Reviews & Awards

William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Bougros Domaine 2015

December 2016

94+

View From the Cellar

The vineyard of Bougros can often produce a more forward grand cru, but the 2015 from Domaine William Fèvre has plenty of cut and grip to go along with its beautiful fruit tones. The wine wafts from the glass in a classy mix of golden delicious apples, pears, lemon, a hint of the acacia blossoms to come, chalky minerality and just a whisper of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very pure, with a great core, fine mineral drive and a very long, vibrant and racy finish.

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William Fèvre | Chablis, France

Chablis Grand Cru Bougros Domaine 2019

June 2021

94

James Suckling

"Aromas of aniseed and lemon rind with dried apple and pear follow through to a full body. Yet, it's tight and layered with a compact palate and plenty of fruit. Needs time to open. Try after 2023."

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Bougros Domaine 2014

October 2016

94

Burghound.com

A subtle touch of wood sets off the restrained and all but mute nose where about the only identifiable aromas are green fruit and algae so be sure to decant this if you’re going to try a bottle young. Otherwise there is very fine richness to the big-bodied and overtly powerful flavors that deliver stunningly good length and depth. This is mildly rustic but has so many other things going for it that it’s worth considering anyway.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Bougros Domaine 2013

August 2015

92

Vinous

Pale green-tinged yellow; does not look like a 2013! High-pitched nose offers lime zest and oyster shell minerality, with very little sign of botrytis. Densely packed and pliant but not at all heavy, with seductive sucrosité leavened by harmonious acidity. This very long wine will be easy to drink young.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos Domaine 2013

October 2015

92

Burghound.com

The perfumed and penetrating nose is unusually expressive for a young Les Clos and there is so much iodine, mineral reduction and oyster shell nuances present that this could be from nowhere else but Chablis. The big, powerful and imposingly scaled flavors ooze both dry extract and a pungent minerality yet the balance is perfect on the intensely saline finish that is markedly dry but once again not really austere. This should be terrific though note that moderate patience will be required in the hopes that a bit more depth will develop with time in bottle.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos Domaine 2014

June 2016

94

Wine Spectator

Sweet spice hints accent the green apple, greengage plum and mineral flavors in this lean, laser like white. Lanolin and spice accents linger on the fresh, persistent aftertaste.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos Domaine 2015

August 2017

94+

Vinous

Pale, green-tinged yellow. Captivating but youthfully reticent scents and flavors of citrus peel, white pepper, fresh herbs, crushed stone and white flowers, plus a whiff of rhubarb. Quite broad and full but not at all heavy in the mouth. This wine doesn't have the acid edge of the Bougros Côte Bouguerots but is wonderfully silky and horizontal, coating every square millimeter of the palate--and it's hardly short of energy! Most impressive today on the superb dusty, mounting finish.

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William Fèvre | Chablis, France

Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos Domaine 2017

August 2019

91

Wine Spectator

Though concentrated, this white feel effortless, gathering apple, peach, lemon and stone flavors. The finish persists, showing freshness and a squeeze of lemon.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos Domaine 2014

July 2016

96

Vinous

Very pale lemon-green. Pure, discreet, thoroughly ripe aromas of lime confit, white flowers, wild herbs and crushed stone. Broad and ripe on the attack, but with a magically weightless impression and outstanding inner-mouth energy to the flavors of lime and orange zest, grapefruit, white flowers and minerals. Utterly seamless, densely packed Clos with great rising, palate-saturating length. William Fèvre owns eight parcels representing a total of four hectares of vines in this great site, mostly at the top of the cru.

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William Fèvre | Burgundy, France

Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos Domaine 2016

February 2018

96

James Suckling

The complexity, concentration and drive make this an excellent Clos in 2016. The fruits vary from citrus to exotic stone fruits. Green tropical and white floral notes, too. The palate has a staggeringly concentrated core of acid-drenched lemons, lime, peaches and green mangoes. Incredible depth, high acidity and a very long finish. A great Clos!

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