Wine Spectator Notes
Offers apple, lemon and stone flavors, backed by a firm structure. Lean and taut, yet balanced, persisting through the long finish.
Wine Advocate Notes
The 2015 Chablis Grand Cru Bougros Cote de Bourgerots has an excellent bouquet, very well defined and perhaps demonstrating the most mineralit and tension of all William Fevre's 2015s. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, quite saline in the mouth with fresh lime and green apple; it has fine tension and quite an intense finish that lingers long, thanks to the undercurrent of salinity. William Fevre's strongest player in 2015? Most probably. My rendezvous with Didier Seguier, head winemaker at William Fevre, was at their tasting room in Chablis ville, opposite the Bistro de Grand Cru. As usual, we tasted through their comprehensive portfolio, first with the 2015s, of which all but the entry-level wines are still in tank on their lees and due for bottling next year. Then we broached the 2014s in bottle.
Pale, bright yellow. Knockout nose combines white peach, white pepper, lime and menthol; nothing overripe about this despite the hot year and steep south-facing site. Very rich, peachy wine with noteworthy flavor purity and lovely integrated acidity. More about fruits than minerals but nonetheless sappy and precise, with a slowly building, very long finish. (A note of leesy reduction may be blocking the wine's minerality today.) This densely packed, lightly saline grand cru spreads out to coat the entire palate. The high quality of the William Fvre 2015 grand crus is no doubt at least partly due to early harvesting.
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