You may remember that one of my trio of William Fevres (yesterday) was corked. Of-course that put a momentary panic into the supply situation and I grabbed this from the cellar and put it in the freezer for that quick chill. Just a little later I remembered that I had a Pierre Morey 2006 Meursault Perrières in the fridge (it was silky, silky and very, very long – that’s as much as I remember!), so panic over.
Of-course well into your third (good) bottle, you are (okay, I am!) inclined to become absent-minded! Back to the Bougros; well, 24 hours at -18°C didn’t break the glass, but the cork is held in by only a millimetre-or-so of frozen grand cru Chablis. No harm done I expect…
2005 Bouchard Père et Fils, Chablis Bougros
Pale yellow. A round nose that’s just fresh enough, has a little brioche and subdued but smooth and seemingly ripe fruit below. Maybe it’s just a little fatter, richer that I consider perfect for GC Chablis, but it has the requisite mineral core and a late-arriving mouth-watering finish. Sweetly intense and quite pretty. The purchase price was a bargain and I’d buy more at the price – about half the current Fevre Bougros price!
Rebuy – Yes