2018 Domaine William Fevre Chablis Bougros Grand Cru

Chardonnay - 1.5L
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JS 95 WE 95 JM 94 JG 94 VN 94 BH 93 WA 93 WS 91
JS 95

jamessuckling.com, August 2020

Sweet apples and pears with some stone and flint on the nose. Full-bodied with tight, focused phenolics that frame the wine nicely and then layers of fruit and lively acidity. Nicely crafted and composed. Drinkable now...
WE 95

Wine Enthusiast, December 2020

Cooling, mossy chalkiness plays on this wine's nose, despite the heat of 2018. The palate then displays juicy roundness in the form of ripe, yellow pear pervading chalky depth. Rich lemon-peel notes create contour and add...
JM 94

Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy, May 2019

(90-94 points) Didier Séguier considers that Bougros makes the most approachable of the grands crus and that you need to be strict to manage the yields in the deeper soils on the plateau here. His 2018 has weight and...
JG 94

View From The Cellar, November 2019

The Domaine Fèvre 2018 Bougros is an outstanding wine in the making. It offers up a sophisticated aromatic constellation of apple, pear, Kimmeridgian chalkiness, tangerine, white flowers and just a hint of upper register...
VN 94

Vinous, September 2020

The 2018 Chablis Bougros Grand Cru is far more forthcoming than the Valmur, presenting gorgeous orange, peach, tinned apricot and light pineapple scents that are very seductive. The palate is well balanced with a fine...
BH 93

Burghound, October 2019

(91-93 points) Pungent and broad-ranging aromas include those of mineral reduction, pear liqueur, green fruit and soft wood influence. There is excellent volume to the delicious, lightly stony and notably powerful middle...
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2020

While the 2018 Chablis Grand Cru Bougros was inscrutable when I tasted it during its élevage a year ago, it was in fine form this spring, unwinding in the glass to reveal aromas of pear, white flowers, orange rind and...
WS 91

Wine Spectator, December 2020

Peach, apple and lanolin aromas and flavors are the hallmarks of this white. Vivid and mouthwatering, it leaves a chalky feel on the finish. Best from 2021 through 2028. – BS


Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Chablis
Appellation Bougros
Vintage 2018
Size 1.5L
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

The 2018 Domaine William Fevre Chablis Bougros Grand Cru is a remarkable white wine that exemplifies the elegance and complexity of Chardonnay from the Burgundy region of France. With a beautiful golden hue that glistens in the glass, this wine is a visual delight.

On the nose, this Chablis Bougros Grand Cru offers a sophisticated aromatic constellation that is both enticing and alluring. Notes of crisp apple and ripe pear intertwine with the distinct minerality of Kimmeridgian chalkiness, creating a harmonious bouquet. Hints of tangerine and delicate white flowers add layers of complexity, while a subtle smokiness in the upper register adds intrigue.

Upon the first sip, the wine reveals its true character. Deep and full-bodied, it showcases an even more pronounced minerality than suggested by the nose. The rock-solid core of this wine is complemented by exceptional cut and grip, creating a mouthfeel that is both powerful and refined. The finish is remarkably long, complete, and promising, leaving a lasting impression on the palate.

Renowned wine critic John Gilman awarded this wine an impressive score of 94, describing it as "superb juice." Burghound also praised this Chablis Bougros Grand Cru, awarding it a score of 93 and noting its excellent volume and powerful flavors. James Suckling raved about the wine's tight, focused phenolics and lively acidity, giving it a score of 95 and recommending it for further aging.

The 2018 Domaine William Fevre Chablis Bougros Grand Cru is a wine that captivates both the senses and the imagination. With its exceptional quality and finesse, it is a true testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of the renowned producer. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future enjoyment, this wine is a must-have for any discerning wine connoisseur.