2020 Chablis Grand Cru Bougros, William Fèvre

William Fèvre owns half of this grand cru, so it’s no wonder theirs is the best example you will find. Its clay soils make a flattering, comparatively early-drinking grand cru, which will wow from early on. The nose is brimming with the scent of freshly cut grass and fresh asparagus. And the palate has an open peachy texture. Every year we remark what good value this is, and 2020 is no different.

Critic score
93/100

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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Bougros, Chablis, France
  • Grape
    Chardonnay
  • Maturity
    Young 2023 - 2031
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13%
  • Classification
    Grand Cru
2020 Chablis Grand Cru Bougros, William Fèvre

TASTING NOTES

This is restrained to the point of being all but aromatically mute though aggressive swirling eventually coaxes notes of green fruit, citrus peel and oyster shell nuances to reveal themselves. There is both excellent volume and concentration to the big-bodied, powerful and imposing flavors that are focused, structured and youthfully austere. This is very much a work in progress, and I would advise allowing this at least 5 years of cellaring and it should easily reward a decade or more.

Allen Meadows, Burghound (October 2021)
92—94/100

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