A classic Chablis nose of mineral reduction, oyster shell and green fruit aromas merges into sappy, rich and powerful flavors that possess more refinement than usual on the long, sappy and beautifully detailed finish. I'm impressed that this seems to have to rusticity and in this sense, it's a bit atypical.
A Riesling-reminiscent amalgam of fresh lime, white peach, chalk and salt marks the nose and palate of Fevre's 2008 Chablis Bougros, which in a role reversal from vintage norms is firmer and adamantly more mineral than its 2007 counterpart. Its tactile, seemingly crystalline and pungently peppery sense of minerality and fruit skin chew folded into an almost sweetly ripe peachiness would be at home in Austria's Wachau. Smoky, chalky, and alkaline notes add to a remarkable diversity that informs a dynamically interactive, energetic, intractable finish. Expect this to gain some depth if you wait a few years and to perform well for 8-10 if not longer. (DS)
The broad character of Bougros is evident here in this rich and creamy wine. Delicious pear and sweet grapefruit flavors combine easily with a delicate touch of wood, leaving a fine, juicy acidity. (RV)
The Bougros had also been bottled just the week before my arrival, but was still open and showing very well. These are sixty year-old vines, and interestingly, they are older than those that are in the section of the vineyard that go into the Côte de Bougerots bottling. The nose is fantastic, as it jumps from the glass in a blaze of grapefruit, lemon, lime, complex, chalky soil tones and a topnote of spring flowers. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, long and racy, with a great core of fruit, superb focus, bright acids and outstanding length and grip on the finish. A great bottle. 93+
Good pale yellow. Restrained aromas of fresh apricot, pineapple and spices; showed riper stone fruit notes as it opened in the glass. Sweet, tactile and elegantly styled, with strong acids framing and lifting the intense peach flavor. Already boasts a lovely fat texture and considerable pliancy but this wine really needs three or four years to express itself. (ST)
This rich white's supple texture softens the acidity and frames the lemon pie, yellow plum and grapefruit flavors. There's a savory hint on the finish. where a chalklike feel lingers. (BS)
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