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Domaine Bernard Defaix Chablis Grand Cru 'Bougros' 2019

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CHABLIS GRAND CRU, Bougros

Chardonnay 100%

This grand cru is situated on the west/south-west extremity of the seven grands crus of Chablis. Our cuvée of Bougros comes from a vine located on the top of the slope, so the exposure to the sun is excellent. The wine is fermented and aged in oak barrels with regular "batonnage". The coolness of the cellar exempts us from a cold stabilisation process: the precipitation of tartar crystals takes place naturally during winter. Then the wine is bottled with a light filtration after 18 months ageing. 

Very pleasant with flavours of flowers, honeysuckle in particular, and mineral notes, it is also full in the mouth with good length. To serve at 13°C with steamed turbot and asparagus for example

(Allen Meadows 91-93) 2019 Chablis–Bougros: Here the wood treatment isn’t quite as prominent but it’s still generous on the very ripe green fruit and citrus-suffused nose that offers just enough Chablis typicity to be convincing. There is excellent volume and power to the larger-scaled flavors that are succulent, indeed even opulent, while the robust and muscular finish delivers excellent persistence. This should amply repay extended keeping. (91-93)/2027+

(Decanter 93) Chablis Grand Cru Bougros 2019: Weighty, rich yet balanced with some lovely freshness this is a refined Grand Cru with a great future ahead.  This is still a delicious Chablis with charm, warmth, and intriguing spicy notes to finish. Drinking window 2022-2030