Domaine William Fèvre

Bougros Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay

9.121 ratings
9.24 pro ratings
Chablis, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Maurizio Abbà

William Fèvre started with a small harvest of 7 hectares in 1959. Currently, this domain is among the largest in Chablis, featuring around 15 hectares of Grand Cru vineyards over a total of 78 hectares of crops.

Bougros is a single vineyard of 2.11 hectares on a steep slope on the northern side of the Serein river. Its southern exposure is ideal for the maturation of the grapes at these northern latitudes. The soil, a mixture of gravel and clay, plays a fundamental role in keeping the yield low. 50% of the wine is maturated in French old oak for 6 months.

The color is a wonderful pale yellow, irradiating the tablecloth with light. Leaving an appropriate time to rest, the nose shows complex layers and multiple notes, starting from an initial bouquet of flowers, jasmine and elderflowers, going to citrus, lemon in particular, and ending with the typical notes of wet stone and flint characteristic of the Chablis region. We must also notice some ripened fruit (peach in particular) which looked out of place in this classical, impactful range of flavors.

The taste is full, sappy, medium to full body with low to medium alcohol and medium to high phenolic concentration (thanks to the perfect exposure of the vines). Dry, with high acidity that lingers on the palate for a long time, while herbaceous and flinty notes dominate the aftertaste. No trace of the sweetness that can be found in the nose.

This is an astonishing product, and nothing short from excellence. However, the sweeter notes found in the nose can somehow throw this product slightly out of balance. It's a small spike in the perfect roundness of this product, but nevertheless, a mistake in a wine that is, otherwise, among the finest this region can offer. Ready to drink now.

William Fèvre started with a small harvest of 7 hectares in 1959. Currently, this domain is among the largest in Chablis, featuring around 15 hectares of Grand Cru vineyards over a total of 78 hectares of crops.

Bougros is a single vineyard of 2.11 hectares on a steep slope on the northern side of the Serein river. Its southern exposure is ideal for the maturation of the grapes at these northern latitudes. The soil, a mixture of gravel and clay, plays a fundamental role in keeping the yield low. 50% of the wine is maturated in French old oak for 6 months.

The color is a wonderful pale yellow, irradiating the tablecloth with light. Leaving an appropriate time to rest, the nose shows complex layers and multiple notes, starting from an initial bouquet of flowers, jasmine and elderflowers, going to citrus, lemon in particular, and ending with the typical notes of wet stone and flint characteristic of the Chablis region. We must also notice some ripened fruit (peach in particular) which looked out of place in this classical, impactful range of flavors.

The taste is full, sappy, medium to full body with low to medium alcohol and medium to high phenolic concentration (thanks to the perfect exposure of the vines). Dry, with high acidity that lingers on the palate for a long time, while herbaceous and flinty notes dominate the aftertaste. No trace of the sweetness that can be found in the nose.

This is an astonishing product, and nothing short from excellence. However, the sweeter notes found in the nose can somehow throw this product slightly out of balance. It's a small spike in the perfect roundness of this product, but nevertheless, a mistake in a wine that is, otherwise, among the finest this region can offer. Ready to drink now.

Apr 20th, 2019
Sylvain Rhainds

2012

Feb 27th, 2019
Chris England

Excellent £34 Grand Cru from my fav Chablis producer 😍 that's perfect in ☀️

🍷 Light straw yellow

👃 A misty citrus waterfall crashing over broken mineral rocks crushing green apple w/ white flowers in the wind & buzzy bee honey

👄 Med creamy punchy zesty rich & ripe honeyed green apples, citrus curd & minerals in med acidity w/ dry grapefruit twist

🎯 Long zingy citric, green apple, honey & grapefruit mineral dry refreshment

Excellent £34 Grand Cru from my fav Chablis producer 😍 that's perfect in ☀️

🍷 Light straw yellow

👃 A misty citrus waterfall crashing over broken mineral rocks crushing green apple w/ white flowers in the wind & buzzy bee honey

👄 Med creamy punchy zesty rich & ripe honeyed green apples, citrus curd & minerals in med acidity w/ dry grapefruit twist

🎯 Long zingy citric, green apple, honey & grapefruit mineral dry refreshment

Aug 27th, 2017
Chris England

😎 £34 bargain Grand Cru from my fav Chablis producer 😍that's fab now in ☀️ but will go on for many years 👍

🍷 Light straw yellow

👃 A refreshing citrus waterfall crashing over mineral rocks splashing green apple skins & white flowers

👄 Med creamy, but not syrup, punchy zingy zesty zap injection to the saliva glands invoking a mineral monster mash in med+ acidity w/ grapefruit tiny tickle

🎯 Long citric w/ touch green apple & grapefruit mineral dribble 💦

😎 £34 bargain Grand Cru from my fav Chablis producer 😍that's fab now in ☀️ but will go on for many years 👍

🍷 Light straw yellow

👃 A refreshing citrus waterfall crashing over mineral rocks splashing green apple skins & white flowers

👄 Med creamy, but not syrup, punchy zingy zesty zap injection to the saliva glands invoking a mineral monster mash in med+ acidity w/ grapefruit tiny tickle

🎯 Long citric w/ touch green apple & grapefruit mineral dribble 💦

May 28th, 2017
Chris England

😍 £34 fab Grand Cru from my fav Chablis producer 😍that's great QPR & perfect in ☀️

🍷 Light straw yellow

👃 A refreshing citrus waterfall crashing over concentrated mineral rocks splashing squished green apples & pears w/ white flowers petals wafting by

👄 Med creamy, but not syrup, punchy zingy zesty slap invoking a mineral salivation thrusting med+ acidity w/ grapefruit hello

🎯 Long citric w/ touch dry green apple, pear, grapefruit & mineral dribbly dryness

😍 £34 fab Grand Cru from my fav Chablis producer 😍that's great QPR & perfect in ☀️

🍷 Light straw yellow

👃 A refreshing citrus waterfall crashing over concentrated mineral rocks splashing squished green apples & pears w/ white flowers petals wafting by

👄 Med creamy, but not syrup, punchy zingy zesty slap invoking a mineral salivation thrusting med+ acidity w/ grapefruit hello

🎯 Long citric w/ touch dry green apple, pear, grapefruit & mineral dribbly dryness

May 16th, 2017
Justin Brilman

Key lime pie???

Key lime pie???

Aug 13th, 2016
Tim Edwards

Tim had this 2 years ago

Tim had this 2 years ago

Mar 12th, 2017
Adam Jesberger

Adam had this 4 years ago

Adam had this 4 years ago

Apr 1st, 2015
Adam Jesberger

Adam had this 4 years ago

Adam had this 4 years ago

Mar 15th, 2015