14 Sep Fevre/Bouchard Tasting Fri. 9/15
Friday, September 15
5 to 7pm
At the Bar
Join us as we welcome our friend Katie Parker for a master class-style tasting featuring the wines of Chablis and the Cote d’Or. We’re sampling a range from Domaine William Fevre and Domaine Bouchard. This is a great opportunity to taste superstar Burgundy producers and learn about the wines of this historic region. No reservations needed; just stop in!
2015 Bouchard Pere et Fils Chardonnay Rully
On Sale $29.99
Delicately perfumed, with aromas of dried fruit and a light floral note. Fine and soft on the palate, with pleasant roundness. Good aging potential.
2012 Bouchard Pere et Fils Volnay Caillerets Ancienne Cuvee Carnot 1er Cru
On Sale $74.99
Tasted blind at the annual “Burgfest” tasting in Beaune. Maybe I underestimated the 2012 Volnay 1er Cru Caillerets Ancienne Cuvee Carnot from Bouchard Père & Fils? Certainly seems so, judging by this gorgeous example. Here, it has a conservative and tightly-controlled bouquet with a touch of soy mixed in with the red berry fruit that does not quite deliver the harmony and poise of its peers. The palate is medium-bodied and bitter on the entry. There is plenty of sour cherry and juniper berry here, edgy and tensile, while the finish is focused and building on that tension to offer great drinkability. On its own like this, it feels severe, but I can imagine it complementing a dinner with great style.
92 Points, The Wine Advocate
2015 Bouchard Pere et Fils Beaune Teurons 1er Cru
On Sale $52.99
(these vines are planted on a steep, limestone-rich slope): Bright red-ruby. More backward and medicinal on the nose than the Clos de la Mousse, offering aromas of black cherry and crushed stone. Very concentrated but youthfully backward and dominated in the early going by its serious backbone of ripe tannins. But this wine boasts lovely Pinot purity and energy in a very dark style and finishes with excellent clarity and length.
90-92 Points, Stephen Tanzer
2015 Bouchard Pere et Fils Gevrey-Chambertin
On Sale $52.99
Distinct notes of earth and the sauvage punctuate the ripe nose of forest floor, dark cherry, violet and plum liqueur. The flavor profile is sleek here as well with evident minerality that continues onto the delicious, complex and lingering finish. This is powerful yet remains relatively refined and should mature into a lovely Gevrey villages.
88-91 Points, Burghound
2015 Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux
On Sale $19.99
Bright and vivid aromas of sliced limes, green apples and stones. Medium-bodied, round and savory. Some gun-powder undertones. Lovely fruit and drinkability. All about the nose with this wine.
91 Points, James Suckling
2015 Fevre Chablis AOC
On Sale $27.99
A focused, lemon-, apple- and melon-flavored version, with accents of seashore and stone. Leaves a mouthwatering finish that lingers well, echoing citrus and stone elements. Drink now through 2023. 4,000 cases imported.
91 Points, The Wine Spectator
2014 Fevre Chablis Vaillons 1er Cru
On Sale $52.99
Pale yellow, a bit deeper than the Montmains. Fruit-driven aromas of ripe grapefruit and fresh pineapple. Sweet and rich on the palate; rounder than the Montmains but also nicely saline and minerally. Finishes almost austere, with lovely grip, verve and length. A very serious Vaillons. “This wine gets more minerally with time in bottle,” notes Seguier, “like Vaudésir.”
91-93 Points, Stephen Tanzer