August 1, 2016 - Full straw, nice Chard colored; very soft, shy nose of apple, bosc pear, fruit pit and crushed gravel; a definite sense of balance and near full maturity. Subdued acid structure gives sense that this is not for the adventurous over the long haul. Very nice but not profound in any way. The cognescenti raved about this on release but any crispness, lime,..."has left the building!"
July 10, 2016 - very good chablis from a very dependable producer. pale yellow colour with greenish hints. no premox here. very linear at first but improved with air. improved everyday over 3 days. will rebuy if i can get find it at the original price
July 3, 2016 - Stored in cold cellar since release. Excellent balance and depth with good classic mineral flavours. Not quite as good as expected.
June 20, 2016 - Still young, great potential. 92+
June 12, 2016 - Baptême de Simone
Nez réduit, un peu oxydatif.
Belle bouche, pure et bien ciselée, noisettes. Joli et salin en finale, juste un brin fatiguée pour mériter une meilleure note. 90 pts
June 5, 2016 - Mineral and fruity aromas with some butter malt. Pure and fruity on the palate. Great, but not quite as intense as the Clos, tasted the same evening.
April 24, 2016 - Came in 10th out of 12 wines with a 14.2/20 total score in our Judgment of Ballston II blind tasting of White Burgundy vs. US Chardonnay. (It's sister wine, the 2007 Fevre Bougros Cote Bougerots came in 3rd).
My only blind tasting note: "_Watery_, 11/20"
March 27, 2016 - 1990 Baroli and others: Served blind. Light gold. Double decant then four hours air. No one picked the wine as a Chablis. Still, a high quality Chablis, very 2007. Reduction on opening. Bouquet of green apple, pears, grapefruit and some steel. Not a lot of minerality and no spice or exotic fruit nuances. On palate, fairly primary, tasters were picking it as younger than 2010 (2012?). Prominent acidity. Serious cut. Green apple, lime juice, greengage and grapey, with real phenolic punch. Serious structure and fruit weight. Finishing with a little phenolic bitterness (which I didn't mind). Very dry, improved by the food. The next day it was drinking exactly the same. Good bottles like this are not at their peak yet and have many years ahead of them.
March 27, 2016 - Brilliant. Yellow with a touch of gold. Knockout nose of silex and white flowers. Chalk, mineral and rocks on the palate. Has rounded out a bit but still plenty of cut. Outstanding chablis. Wish I had another.
January 24, 2016 - Light yellow; nearly the color of a barrel sample. It took nearly an hour for the reduction to blow off, but once it did, aromas of sea spray and lime were accompanied by a medium-bodied, intensely mineral wine loaded Granny Smith apples and lemons. The powerful mod-palate was accompanied by a very long finish with tremendous persistence and cut. A great wine in the making here -- the essence of Chablis! 95+.