Domaine Bernard Defaix Bougros Grand Cru Chablis 2018

Cork. Located in the northwest corner of the Grand Cru slope, Bougros has a notable southeasterly exposure and the steepest gradient of all the Grand Cru vineyards. I like Jasper Morris' evocative description of the Bougros style: "like being smothered in a great big woolly jumper-big fat, soft and round." (Inside Burgundy, 2010). This speaks to the texture and Morris then goes on...


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Country
FRANCE
Style
White Wine
Region
Burgundy
Varietal
Chardonnay
Size
750 mL Bottle

Product Description

Cork. Located in the northwest corner of the Grand Cru slope, Bougros has a notable southeasterly exposure and the steepest gradient of all the Grand Cru vineyards. I like Jasper Morris' evocative description of the Bougros style: "like being smothered in a great big woolly jumper-big fat, soft and round." (Inside Burgundy, 2010). This speaks to the texture and Morris then goes on to describe the wines from the top of the vineyard--the sector from where this wine hails--as displaying the classical minerality of Chablis. This wine comes from a long-term lease arrangement whereby Didier and Sylvain Defaix manage the viticulture and the harvest. The wine is fermented and aged in used oak barrels for 18 months before bottling. From '17, this is a palate-filling Grand Cru with great depth of crystalline fruit and, thanks in part to this parcel's elevation, exhilarating tension. It's an intense, layered and spicy Grand Cru of considerable class, showcasing the depth and vibrancy of the best wines from this outstanding vintage.


"An attractive fresh and pretty combination offers up notes of citrus, green fruit and enough Chablis character to be persuasive trimmed in slightly less evident wood. There is excellent size, weight and power to the full-bodied and mouth coating flavors that possess a chalky palate impression on the serious, dry and robust finale that flirts with rusticity. This too should reward up to a decade of bottle age." 90-92 points, Allen Meadows, Burghound, Issue 76

 

 

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