2011 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru "Bougros-Côte de Bouguerots"
Allen Meadows - Burghound
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.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2011 horizontal tasting in Beaune. There is good minerality on the nose of the Chablis Grand Cru Bougros Côte Bouguerots – real flinty aromas with smoke and a touch of grilled hazelnut. The palate is well balanced with lemon peel and freshly slice lime on the entry. The acidity is very well judged, very harmonious with a feminine, almost understated finish that is graceful and elegant. This is roaring away at the starting blocks. Excellent. (JD)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale, bright yellow-green. Vibrant citrus fruits, mint, menthol and minerals on the nose. Tactile and extract-rich, with terrific cut to its lemon and flint flavors. Really saturates the palate on the chewy, precise, very long finish. Made from a steep site that faces full south, this wine is a moderate 12.5% alcohol in the bottle.
The 2011 Chablis Bougros Cote Bouguerots is a beautifully layered, textured wine that brings together the very best qualities of the year at Fevre. White peach, crushed rocks and jasmine meld together in a wine that is quite generous, yet also retains considerable acidity and minerality. A bright, crystalline finish rounds things out nicely. (AG)