2008 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru "Bougros" (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1053809 92-95 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 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.  (10/ 2009)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 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.  (10/ 2010)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 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.  (8/ 2010)

93 points Wine & Spirits

 2008 Chablis Grand Cru Bougros Blunt at first, this takes time to extend beyond its potent leesy pallor, developing a sense of pure chardonnay fruit that is remarkable in its length. The bluntness turns toward cool minerality as the fruit extends to lemon essence, to a breeze off an apple orchard in flower. It has the clean clarity of Chablis, gaining in complexity with air as it will in bottle.  (10/ 2010)

92 points Wine Spectator

 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. Best from 2012 through 2022.  (8/ 2010)

K&L Notes

Clay-rich topsoil on earth deeper than the Côte Bouguerots with a southwest exposure. A structured palate which is always very rich and creamy. Characteristics of the appellation are a rich bouquet with intense mineral notes. Full and round, yet firm and massive on the palate.

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Varietal:

Chardonnay

- It's hard to believe that up until about 30 years ago, this extremely popular varietal hid behind the veil of geographical names like Chablis and Puligny-Montrachet. Now grown all over the world and bottled by its varietal name, Chardonnay has achieved a level of branding unlike any other wine. Surprisingly, though, what you get when you buy Chardonnay can differ greatly from country to country and even within one country, depending on the climate where it's grown and how it is vinified and aged. From fresh, crisp and minerally with apple and lemon notes to rich and buttery with tropical fruit overtones, Chardonnay runs the gamut. In France's Burgundy, Chardonnay is the source of the prized wines of Chablis, Corton-Charlemagne, Mâcon, Meursault and Montrachet. It also the foundation of exceptional Champagne, where it is blended with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier or vinified on its own into Blanc de Blancs. It is also extremely popular in California, and is gaining popularity in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Spain and South Africa.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
Sub-Region:

Chablis

- The region north of the Cote d'Or, famous for its steely dry white wines made from Chardonnay. There are 7 Grands Crus vineyards, and numerous Premier Crus. Unfortunately, the name has been borrowed and badly abused by producers of inferior white wines in the US as well as in Australia. True French Chablis is a delicate, stony, crisp Chardonnay, bearing no resemblance to the anonymous plonk so labeled here.