2015 Domaine William Fevre Chablis Bougros Cote de Bouguerots Grand Cru

Year: 2015
Appellation: Chablis
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 93
Wine Advocate: 93
Vinous Media: 94+
Burghound: 91-94
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
Price :
$89.95

LAST CALL, THIS IS IT!

"Offers apple, lemon and stone flavors, backed by a firm structure. Lean and taut, yet balanced, persisting through the long finish. Best from 2019 through 2025.—B.S." (WS)

"The 2015 Chablis Grand Cru Bougros Cote de Bouguerots was the standout wine when I tasted the range of William Fevre from barrel. Now in bottle, the nose has closed down, but there remains a brooding intensity here and superb mineralité. The palate is very well balanced with a touch of orange zest and quince on the entry. There is a keen line of acidity here and quite a powerful finish that lingers long in the mouth. Give this three or four years in bottle and it should offer another ten years of drinking pleasure." (WA)

"Pale, green-tinged yellow. Subtle, discreet nose offers hints of citrus fruits, spices, white pepper and minerals. Then almost shockingly massive and powerful in the mouth, boasting bulletproof citrus and white peach flavors energized by harmonious acidity (but barely four grams per liter, according to Didier Séguier). More robust and masculine than the Preuses and drier and more bracing on the long finish, this sappy wine needs time to harmonize. But as with all of these 2015s, there's nothing hard about this grand cru." (VM)

"A reserved but ripe nose features white fruit and floral notes that are set off by deft touches of classic Chablis character and wood. There is both good richness and power to the concentrated, vibrant and mineral-driven medium plus weight flavors that also possess ample amounts of dry extract that confer a textured feel to the impressively intense and mouth coating finish." (BH)

Winery Notes
2,11 ha of 12,6 ha for the Bougros appellation. Very steep terrain (a gradiant of over 30 %) with a due south exposure at the foot of the hill, near the Serein River. Rather thin topsoil mixing clay and pebbles that holds back the vine s vigour and gives robust, dense wines with pleasant roundness.

Characteristics of the appellation:
Complex bouquet and dense, robust structure with pleasant roundness.

Food-wine matches:
Fish, shellfish and other seafood, grilled or in a cream sauce. Poultry and white meat, grilled or in a cream sauce.

Serving temperature:
12°C-14°C.

Grape variety:
100% Chardonnay.