Domaine de la Bongran

Cuvée E.J. Thevenet Quintaine Viré-Clessé Chardonnay

9.216 ratings
9.33 pro ratings
Viré-Clessé, Mâconnais, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Ceccherini Cristiano

No formal notes, but such a joy...
Had it with wifey in plastic glasses, on the lawn, on a sunny day, on the right side of the street.
It was a magnum and we could not stop drinking it. I possess 2 more bottles that i should have no hurry to open, but....you know...it was such a success!!!😍😍🙏🙏
Super long after taste
Unique Burgundian expression

No formal notes, but such a joy...
Had it with wifey in plastic glasses, on the lawn, on a sunny day, on the right side of the street.
It was a magnum and we could not stop drinking it. I possess 2 more bottles that i should have no hurry to open, but....you know...it was such a success!!!😍😍🙏🙏
Super long after taste
Unique Burgundian expression

May 4th, 2022
Daron Watson

strong white floral bouquet w white peach, apple pie & candied ginger ~ typically rich yet medium in weight ~ including flavors of pear, nectarine, dried apricot, guava to the previous plus an oiled honey w white pepper

strong white floral bouquet w white peach, apple pie & candied ginger ~ typically rich yet medium in weight ~ including flavors of pear, nectarine, dried apricot, guava to the previous plus an oiled honey w white pepper

Dec 10th, 2021
Izek Jasper

Very ripe. Pineapple. A touch of RS. Rich and intense. Idiosyncratic white Burgundy.

Very ripe. Pineapple. A touch of RS. Rich and intense. Idiosyncratic white Burgundy.

Dec 26th, 2016
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Tried 14,15 & this 16.
16 fits my palate the best since it has more acidity,
I’ll take this over any $100.00 plus California Chardonnay

Tried 14,15 & this 16.
16 fits my palate the best since it has more acidity,
I’ll take this over any $100.00 plus California Chardonnay

Dec 20th, 2021
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Can’t beat this at $40.00
WA rating,

The 2016 Viré-Clessé Cuvée E. J. Thevenet is showing beautifully, unfurling in the glass with notes of elderflower, beeswax, pear, white flowers and peach. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and precise, it's lively and concentrated, concluding with a saline finish. This is a more elegant, less muscular wine than the 2015, nodding to the style of the lovely 2013. I vividly remember visiting the domaine in October 2016, in pouring rain, when everyone else in the neighborhood had finished picking and Gautier Thevenet hadn't yet begun!

Can’t beat this at $40.00
WA rating,

The 2016 Viré-Clessé Cuvée E. J. Thevenet is showing beautifully, unfurling in the glass with notes of elderflower, beeswax, pear, white flowers and peach. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and precise, it's lively and concentrated, concluding with a saline finish. This is a more elegant, less muscular wine than the 2015, nodding to the style of the lovely 2013. I vividly remember visiting the domaine in October 2016, in pouring rain, when everyone else in the neighborhood had finished picking and Gautier Thevenet hadn't yet begun!

Dec 8th, 2021
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Im into this, asked for a recommendation for a good Chardonnay and @David T provided.
Not sure how you go back to California Chardonnay after this🤷🏼‍♂️ bummer it took me so long to have some White Burgundy
Decant & let it warm up above cellar temp is what David said so I tried it, just gets better as it sits in the glass for a bit.

Im into this, asked for a recommendation for a good Chardonnay and @David T provided.
Not sure how you go back to California Chardonnay after this🤷🏼‍♂️ bummer it took me so long to have some White Burgundy
Decant & let it warm up above cellar temp is what David said so I tried it, just gets better as it sits in the glass for a bit.

Oct 26th, 2021
Mike Evans

A little tropical, rich but with nice acidity, lovely. It just gets more explosive and intense with air, and is world-class by the end of the night.

A little tropical, rich but with nice acidity, lovely. It just gets more explosive and intense with air, and is world-class by the end of the night.

Sep 1st, 2018
Sergio Licea

Lychee, kiwi, elderflower, bitter almond flower, honeysuckle, hints of saffron. Snapping rounded acidity, full bodied, juicy rich texture, long floral, slightly honeyed finish. Juxtaposed delicacy over richness, mineral notes expressed despite touches of RS. Unique Burgundy. 30-45 minute decanting recommended.

Lychee, kiwi, elderflower, bitter almond flower, honeysuckle, hints of saffron. Snapping rounded acidity, full bodied, juicy rich texture, long floral, slightly honeyed finish. Juxtaposed delicacy over richness, mineral notes expressed despite touches of RS. Unique Burgundy. 30-45 minute decanting recommended.

Apr 24th, 2018
Kris Barton

Not a Chardonnay fan but this is very good. No Oak flavor. Agree with the comments from someone else about a pineapple hint but it is subtle.

Not a Chardonnay fan but this is very good. No Oak flavor. Agree with the comments from someone else about a pineapple hint but it is subtle.

Feb 22nd, 2017
Rich S
9.0

Excellent! Everything in its place...Love the weight of this wine...will be delicious with fino tataki

Excellent! Everything in its place...Love the weight of this wine...will be delicious with fino tataki

Apr 26th, 2016