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Staff Pick

Chablis Grand Cru "Bougros" Piuze - 2015

Item # 35531 750mL
$79.96/ Single Bottle
$959.52 $863.57/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Patrick Piuze creates Chablis worthy of admiration. His Bougros carries leesy weight, with powdery minerals dusted atop a firm texture. The flavors are honeyed, quietly brooding with buckets of Mirabelle plums on the palate. An unctuous finish closes the experience, making this wine extremely memorable. Chablis is meant for a meal. Suggested options are any roasted bird and rich buttery gravy or creamy west coast oysters or other firm seafood, like lobster, cod, and halibut. Alternatively, it will cellar for many years. Piuze's Bougros is fermented and aged in six-year-old barrels and the vineyards are 39-years-old. They are situated on a steep, south-facing slope that reveals bluish gray clay.

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Staff Pick Notes

Grand Cru wine can be frustrating as they often fully bloom much later in life. Combine that with their high prices and you have a foreboding barrier of entry for the everyday consumer who just wants to see what all the fuss is about. This 2015 from the Grand Cru ‘Bougros’ isn’t so reserved and instead shows some thigh. Creamy custard, evocative burnt sugar, and a palate engorged with citrus fruit. Like many of Patrick’s wines this pits your tongue in a tussle between egg yolk richness and electric acidity. Creating taut beads of tension but also pillow soft texture. Fancy a leggy blanc?

- SD

About the Producer

Patrick Piuze Chablis, France Patrick Piuze was born in 1973. He is Canadian, from Quebec, and born into a middle class family with no ties to the viticultural world. As a young adult, he met Marc Chapoutier. The famous vigneron from Southern Rhône changed his life. With his help, Patirck gained his first viticultural experiences. Chapoutier connected him to wineries all over the New World, in...

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