Domaine de la Bongran

Cuvée E.J. Thévenet Viré-Clessé Chardonnay

9.34 ratings
9.31 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
Shay A
9.3

My first experience with this producer, and wow! White burgundy is very hit or miss for me, but this was a total hit.

In the glass, someone could have told me they poured me Kongsgaard and I’d of believed them. Deep golden color. Even aromatically and initially on the palate it was as though someone blended Kongsgaard (very Hudson like), with mersault. There is a bitter honey/truffle honey note up front alongside overripe peach, honey roasted cashews, and orange marmalade. On the palate, it’s certainly rich but not so much from oak...honeycomb, honey covered cotton candy, caramel dipped golden delicious apples, almond shavings and a kiss of lanolin on the finish. This only improved in the bottle after 2-3hrs of being open. Drinking wonderfully right now. I need to hunt down some bottles! Thanks for the heads up here,
@David T .

My first experience with this producer, and wow! White burgundy is very hit or miss for me, but this was a total hit.

In the glass, someone could have told me they poured me Kongsgaard and I’d of believed them. Deep golden color. Even aromatically and initially on the palate it was as though someone blended Kongsgaard (very Hudson like), with mersault. There is a bitter honey/truffle honey note up front alongside overripe peach, honey roasted cashews, and orange marmalade. On the palate, it’s certainly rich but not so much from oak...honeycomb, honey covered cotton candy, caramel dipped golden delicious apples, almond shavings and a kiss of lanolin on the finish. This only improved in the bottle after 2-3hrs of being open. Drinking wonderfully right now. I need to hunt down some bottles! Thanks for the heads up here,
@David T .

Oct 31st, 2020
Jan A
9.4

This has evolved quite a bit since my last bottle. Now arrived at a deep straw yellow golden color. On the nose caramelized butter popcorn with a distinct smell of botyris mixed with mineral slate.

The acidic attack and yellow fruits on the palate reminds me of German riesling. Citrus fruits and honeycomb wrapped in fatty roundness. Full and round but still keeping freshness, precision and balance. The citric acidity keeps on lingering during the long finish. This will age well for a couple of years, too bad it is my last bottle.

This has evolved quite a bit since my last bottle. Now arrived at a deep straw yellow golden color. On the nose caramelized butter popcorn with a distinct smell of botyris mixed with mineral slate.

The acidic attack and yellow fruits on the palate reminds me of German riesling. Citrus fruits and honeycomb wrapped in fatty roundness. Full and round but still keeping freshness, precision and balance. The citric acidity keeps on lingering during the long finish. This will age well for a couple of years, too bad it is my last bottle.

Jan 10th, 2021
Jan A
9.3

Botyris/sweetness on the nose, tropical fruit and mineral palate. Nice full flavored wine. No oak used.

Botyris/sweetness on the nose, tropical fruit and mineral palate. Nice full flavored wine. No oak used.

Apr 12th, 2019
Jan A
9.3

Jan had this 2 years ago

Jan had this 2 years ago

Aug 10th, 2019