2014 Patrick Piuze Chablis Grand Cru "Bougros"
An intense, vibrant style, featuring lemon cake, apple, flint and mineral aromas and flavors, all supported by a racy structure that drives the long finish. The aftertaste evokes lemon, stone and seashore hints. Best from 2018 through 2027. (BS)
Allen Meadows - Burghound
Here there are no such reductive issues as the airy and cool nose is clean and composed of green fruit, citrus peel, algae and wet stone nuances. The big, powerful and impressively rich flavors possess plenty of muscle on the almost painfully intense flavors that deliver excellent length. This is textbook Bougros which is to say that there isn't much finesse but this certainly does not lack for punch.
Pale, bright green-yellow. Aromas of lemon peel and white grapefruit are complemented by honeyed high tones on the nose. Gives an initially sweet impression but the wine's white peach fruit and silky texture are leavened by bright acidity. Concentrated, energetic and quite long, with a lightly tannic finish. Bougros is always best in years with good acidity, like 2014, noted Piuze. (ST)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Chablis Grand Cru Bougros, from vines that are located on the plateau, has subtle tropical fruit on the nose -- guava and apricot -- one of the most generous aromatic profiles from Patrick Piuze. The palate is fresh and rounded, rich in the mouth for a 2014, with white peach and citrus lemon notes on the long, rounded finish. Very fine, and probably approachable compared to the other Grand Crus. (NM)
Wine & Spirits
A tough young wine, in full restraints, this emphasizes savory notes of boxwood and linden, celery root and a hint of the sweetness of yellow apples. It feels complete and sophisticated, if hidden for now; built to cellar.