The Deiss was so disappointing we couldn’t bring ourselves to finish the bottle. Hence we needed to drink something better.
Chablis Grand Cru Bougros “Côte Bouguerots” 2002, Fèvre
A lovely, stony nose that has plenty of ripe lemon fruit. There is a touch of play-dough character that is surprisingly attractive. This smells very complex and really quite stylish. As it is it warming up it is developing a lovely floral aroma with hints of honey and nuts. The palate has some real density, but remains light and elegant thanks to some brilliant acidity and a really good mineral character. Even though this is bone dry there is a richness to the palate thanks to its ripe fruit and creamy minerality. Unlike the Deiss this has real length and good complexity. With the fruit, acidity and minerality this is an exciting, nervy wine that is drinking very well now. Quite excellent Chablis.