Domaine de la Bongran

Cuvée E.J. Thevenet Quintaine Viré-Clessé Chardonnay

9.64 ratings
9.41 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
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
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