Minerals, chalk, rosemary, thyme, and white pepper are found in the nuanced aromatics of the sublime 2004 Chablis Bougros Cote Bouguerots (domaine). Produced from south-facing vines that bask in the sun whenever it appears, this wine reveals astounding amplitude, depth, concentration, and power. Its rich core is sappy, silky-textured, and presents intense liquefied stone flavors. Notes of fresh mint leaves appear in this offering’s prolonged finish. (PR)
Brioche and obvious mineral notes can be found on the expressive and perfumed floral nose that lead to stunningly vibrant and energetic flavors that explode on the hugely long and almost painfully intense finish. In sum, this is a powerful yet tautly focused wine that is more a thoroughbred than linebacker and this should give the 2002 version a serious run for its money.
Pale color. Pungent, expressive aromas of lemon, lime, crushed stone, mint and minerals. Densely packed and penetrating, with the definition and cut of the vintage in spades. And yet this very young wine also boasts a lovely, subtle, slow-mounting finish. This is accessible already owing to its strong fruit but will age gracefully for a good 10 to 15 years.
Sweeter, fruitier and more floral than Bougros, though I’m not sure I prefer it. More Côte d’Or. 18/20 points.
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