Brocard Bougros Chablis GC 2011

Jean-Marc Brocard, Bougros, AOC Chablis Grand Cru, Burgundy, France, 2011.

See here for general notes on Chablis, and some  comments on the producer. I have seen a comment somewhere that Brocard’s Bougros is an entry-level GC, or equivalent to a very good PC.

This wine: varietal chardonnay, MLF, then aged part in large format old oak and part in stainless steel vat; Diam closure, 13% abv, Weavers Wines, £35 (09/16)

Consumer tasting note: a fresh rich and ripe citrus and apple nose, with hints at bees-wax, anise and honey, it has seen oak, but oak that has been deftly, subtly, employed; fresh but not enamel stripping acidity, medium bodied, with a palate of lemon boiled sweets, ripe citrus and yellow apple. A medium-long length. Decant for 30 minutes.

WSET style tasting note
Appearance: clear and bright, medium intensity lemon, showing tears.

Nose: clean, medium (+) intensity, youthful, with aromas as they come, of warm lemon pith, ripe grapefruit flesh, dessert apple, hint of toast, touches of bees-wax, anise then honey, hints of green herbs, fleeting whiff of oak.

Palate: dry, medium (+) acidity, medium (+) alcohol, medium body, smooth texture, medium (+) intensity, with flavours of boiled lemon sweets, ripe grapefruit, yellow apple, conference pear skin, touches of riper stone fruit – apricot skin perhaps, barest hint of oak. Medium (+) length, with a clean fresh ripe citrus lightly grippy finish.

Quality: very good, nicely balanced acidity with alcohol, suiting the flavour intensity; showing some complexity, still youthful though showing a hint of tertiary honeyed development, with the barest deftest exposure to oak showing as a low-key grip and a faint note in mid-palate; decent concentration following into a decent length, but nothing too special.

Drinking readiness/ageing potential: can drink now, this should develop a toasty nutty dimension, and though the length is not ideal, it should improve with cellaring over say 1-3 years.

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