2011 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Bougros Grand Cru "Côte de Bougerots" (1.5L)
Allen Meadows - Burghound
(from a 2 ha parcel at the bottom section of the vineyard; even so, the vineyard is so steep here that it must be worked entirely by hand as tractors would be dangerous to use). 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. A 'wow' wine.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Veins of cool, vibrant minerality frame layers of expressive fruit in the 2011 Chablis Bougros Cote Bouguerots. This large-scaled, imposing wine is holding back much of its energy today. There is an implosive quality that is impossible to miss. The combination of fruit and intense minerality is highly appealing, even at this early stage. Anticipated maturity: 2013+.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale, bright, green-tinged yellow. Aromas of ripe peach, silex, crushed rock and lichee. Ripe, chewy and dry, with penetrating minerality giving the mid-palate a light touch but keeping it quite tightly wound. Comes off as much less silky and more taut than the Valmur. Most impressive today on the firmly structured, classically dry, very long finish, which leaves the palate saturated with dusty, saline minerality. Still, winemaker Seguier says that this wine, from a south-facing site, is 'easier' today then the estate's Clos.
This is the steep portion of Bougros from the flatter portion to the road. Ripe apple and lemon notes, yet very clean, pure and also dry on the finish. More delicate than the Valmur, more about finesse.