2003 Chevalier Montrachet Bouchard Pere & Fils



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Average critic rating : 88.0 points

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This however is a real step up in elegance with impressively high-toned aromas of pear, apple and acacia blossom. The flavor profile is rather forward though much more precise than the typical '03 with a richly detailed finish of bitter lemon, stones and a hint of pain grillé. Allen Meadows, Burghound. Jul01,2005

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Reluctantly revealing a nose of minerals, the demure 2003 Chevalier-Montrachet (domaine-white) displays a tight character. Impressive depth of fruit (minerals and pears) can be detected in its light-bodied, bright, vivacious offering. Pierre Rovani, The Wine Advocate. Apr 2005

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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