William Fevre Bougros "Cote Bouguerots" Chablis Grand Cru 2012

Chardonnay from Chablis, France

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Item No. 130180
  • ST95
  • BH95
  • V94
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

The "Cote Bouguerots" has a rich bouquet with intense and mineral notes. Ample, together full bodied and firm.

Critical Acclaim

"Pale greenish-yellow. Subdued aromas of crushed rock, menthol and mint. Bright, dense, rich and backward, if without quite the sheer mineral tension of the Valmur. Penetrating citrus and stone flavors carry through to a whiplash of a finish. A pure expression of stone with terrific intensity.

Range: 92-95 Points"
95 Points

"This is every bit as elegant as the Valmur with a cool, pure and ripe nose of white flowers, lemon, wet stone and sea breeze. There is a driving minerality to the gorgeously textured, intense and tension-filled medium weight flavors that possess excellent volume while sliding gracefully into a bone dry cuts-like-a-knife finish. This just exudes essence of Kimmeridgian as blind it would be just about impossible to guess anything but Chablis. Range: 93-95"
95 Points

"A strikingly pungent alliance of peppermint, pennyroyal, lemon rind and chalk dust surges from the glass of Fevre’s 2012 Chablis Bougros Cote de Bouguerots – tasted some six months before bottling – and allies itself on a firm, bright palate with crab apple and toasted shrimp shells. Hints of noble fungus and bittersweet floral perfume emerge as the glass stands open, but the emphasis here remains on tart fruits, green herbs, and stuff that requires a mineral vocabulary to imperfectly capture. This energetic but austere cru grips with formidable, pungent, brash tenacity. Its aptitude for refreshing, invigorating and tapping the salivary glands already, thankfully, triumphs over its austerity."
94 Points

"The 2012 Chablis Bougros Cote Bouguerots shows the personality of this steep, south-facing site in spades. Next to the straight Bougros, the Cote Bouguerots, is richer, deeper and more overt in its fruit. A racy, intense Chablis the Cote Bouguerots is all about volume on the palate, while floral and mineral notes play supporting roles. Layers of fruit fill out the broad-shouldered frame nicely."
94 Points

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Coming from a family that has been in the Chablis region for more than 250 years, William Fevre's father was already a great wine-maker after World War II. His son William founded the Domaine de la Maladiere and announced his first harvest in 1959. For many years, William Fevre (who to this day enjoys a very good reputation as a defender of historically renowned terroirs)...

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Learn About Chablis

Chablis got a bad rap when its name was plastered on large jug wines in the 1980's and 90's. Luckily, the wine in those jugs has nothing in common with the actual region. Wines produced in Chablis are some of the most unique in the world. Typical descriptors of a classic Chablis include a greenish tinge on the wine, minerality and crisp acidity balanced by a round mouthfeel....

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Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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