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Average critic rating : 88.25 points



Here the wood treatment is sufficiently strong that it stops only just short of dominating the ripe, fresh and airy mix of rose petal, red currant and soft spice aromas. There is a lovely mouth feel and better than average detail to the utterly delicious and caressing medium weight flavors that exhibit a subtle minerality on the sleek, dusty and complex finale that is both balanced and impressively persistent. Worth checking out and note that my rating assumes that the wood will be integrated in time. Apr 2016,, Drink: 2022+



(Bouchard own 1. 4 hectare on a steep slope rich in limestone): Bright ruby-red. Aromas of dark berry liqueur and exotic spices show a touch of raisiny ripeness. In a distinctly sun-drenched style; quite concentrated but betrays a slight alcoholic bitterness. Finishes with flavors of dried fruits and clove and slightly parching tannins. Not for me. Jan 2016,

Bouchard Père & Fils is one of Burgundy’s most important houses, and the largest vineyard holder in the Côte d’Or with 130 hectares of vineyards. It’s holdings include 12 hectares of grand cru vineyards, with significant plots in Corton and Corton-Charlemagne, Le Montrachet and Chevalier-Montrachet. It holds more than 70 hectares of premier cru vineyards, most of which are in the Côte de Beaune, including one of Beaune’s most famous wines: Beaune Grèves Vigne de l’Enfant Jésus.

The company is owned by the Henriot group, which took over in 1995. Run from their impressive headquarters in Beaune, Bouchard has been making better and better wines in the past twenty years, and can be considered a benchmark producer of both red and white Burgundy.

Bouchard’s holdings in Chevalier-Montrachet are their jewel, and they hold Chevalier-Montrachet La Cabotte in its entirety. This vineyard sits just above Bouchard’s holding of Le Montrachet, and is one of the finest examples of Chardonnay. The house also has grand cru holdings in Chambertin, Clos de Vougeot, Echézeaux and Bonne Mares in the Côte de Nuits.

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