Chablis Grand Cru Bougros 2016

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Piuze, Patrick

From vines that are located on the plateau. Fermented and aged in neutral barrels. Juicy nectarine fruit is balanced by a smokey and salty finish. 

94 points
"White peach, apple and baking spice flavors ride the wave of brisk acidity in this finely cut Chablis. Balanced and persistent, with a long, stone- and spice-tinged aftertaste. Best from 2019 through 2025. 410 cases made. –BS"
Bruce Sanderson,
Wine Spectator
, Feb. 2018
(91-94) points
"Sexy scents of lime and white peach complicated by a pungent floral element. Rich, deep wine with terrific limey acidity to give it cut; herb and pepper notes suggest that it was picked quite early (Piuze noted that it's tough to avoid heaviness here, as one needs healthy acidity to counter the typical weight of Bougros). Finishes penetrating, juicy and long, with an impression of dusty saline minerality. A seriously good wine from a much-maligned grand cru. (Incidentally, Piuze told me that these vines were totally frosted in late April of this year.)"
Stephen Tanzer,
, August 2017
91 points
"The 2016 Chablis Grand Cru Bougros, which is picked now only in the mornings, according to Patrick Piuze, has a perfumed bouquet of grass clippings mixed with Granny Smith apples and freshly sliced pear. The palate has a twist of bitter lemon on the entry and is very saline in the mouth with just a touch of reduction on the finish that will dissipate by the time it is bottled. This is a fine Chablis for sure, although there are other grand crus from Piuze that surpass it this year."
Neal Martin,
Wine Advocate
, August 2017