2013 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru "Bougros"
This is a fabulous white wine with dried apple, mango and mineral plus hints of hazelnut. Full body, bright acidity and a long, dry finish. What a white.
Fèvre's 2013 Chablis Bougros stands out for its bright, chiseled personality. Lemon oil, white flowers, smoke and slate are all laced together in a brilliant wine with more than enough depth to balance the pulsating acidity. The 2013 is a promising wine from this south-west facing site marked by deep soils. (AG)
Allen Meadows - Burghound
There is good Chablis character suffusing the expressive nose that is composed primarily of green fruit, mineral reduction and sea water. There is knockout intensity to the highly energetic big-bodied flavors that display plenty of citrus on the moderately austere and highly persistent finish. This is not as complex and certainly not as refined as the best of these grands crus yet there is plenty to admire all the same.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale green-tinged yellow; does not look like a 2013! High-pitched nose offers lime zest and oyster shell minerality, with very little sign of botrytis. Densely packed and pliant but not at all heavy, with seductive sucrosité leavened by harmonious acidity. This very long wine will be easy to drink young.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2013 Chablis Grand Cru Bougros has a slightly backward, austere, wet-pavement nose that does not really get out of second gear. The palate is balanced with good salinity, plenty of fresh Conference pear and Granny Smith apple notes combined with a fine seam of acidity, the finish just a little foursquare and missing some persistence. Not bad, but the other Grand Cru '13s are better.
92 points View from the Cellar: "The domaine’s Bougros has turned out very well indeed in 2013, wafting from the glass in a mix of apple, pear, tangerine, a touch of crème patissière, chalky soil tones and white flowers. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, crisp and complex, with lovely purity to its fruit tones, really quite good soil signature and fine length and grip on the vibrant finish. A fine result. (Drink between 2015-2030)"-Issue 54 Dec 2014