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Average critic rating : 92.83 points

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Moderate wood and menthol nuances serve as a less than neutral backdrop for the gamy, spicy and very ripe aromas of dark pinot fruit liqueur-like aromas. There is fine volume and outstanding intensity to the big-bodied and powerful flavors that possess flat out superb concentration thanks to the abundance of palate drenching sap that also serves to buffer the firm core of ripe tannins on the hugely long and wonderfully complex finish. While the underlying raw material is certainly present such that this will require 15 to 20 years to arrive at its full apogee, the sap is such that I suspect that it will allow this to be enjoyed after only 7 to 8 years of cellar time. This is one to look for provided that you have at least moderate patience. Apr 2016, www.burghound.com, Drink: 2029+

90-93

90-93

(35% new oak; this was the last parcel Bouchard harvested on the Côte de Beaune): Deep red-ruby. Mellow nose melds currant, cherry, clove, underbrush and crushed rock, along with exotic cedar and coconut oak notes and a suggestion of dried flowers. Silky and concentrated, but with strong acidity keeping the ripe currant and salty mineral flavors under wraps today; revealed a touch of dried fruits with air. Finishes tactile, savory and long, with big, ripe tannins buffered by the wine's intense material. Suave, classically dry Corton from very thin soil over limestone bedrock at the top of the hill. Jan 2016, www.vinous.com

93-94

93-94

The Corton from Bouchard is one of my reference wines on the big hill – as it has performed well quite consistently over many years. The Bouchard Corton is from the Le Corton section at the very top of the vineyard, a section with a high proportion of limestone – this yields an intensely mineral driven wine. Some would argue this is white wine terroir – but the Le Corton from Bouchard show that great reds can be made here too. The nose offer pure red fruit and an explosion of limestony minerality … intense and only with a very moderate impression of oak. On the palate pure and delicate red fruit – good intensity on the mid-palate with a beautiful core of sweet red pinot fruit, its all beautifully focused by the very strong stony mineral backbone. This a textbook Le Corton .. so pure and mineral driven .. just lovely. May 2016, www.winehog.org, Drink: 2028+

Bouchard Père & Fils: The Importance

The definitive Burgundy négociant is Bouchard Père & Fils, which, in Clive Coates’ opinion, is among the region’s best. Allen Meadows is regularly impressed by wines from this domaine, with old vintage stock providing a backdrop for the youthful recent releases, which have been on a noticeable upward curve in recent years. Steen Öhman tells his readers that he is “a big fan of the Bouchard whites, as they represent purity and refinement.”

 

Bouchard Père & Fils: The Insight

In Robert Parker’s opinion, the highlights of the domaine's offerings include their "flagship" Beaune-Grèves Vigne de l’Enfant Jésus, their "outstanding" parcels in Volnay, Vosne-Romanée, and Gevrey-Chambertin; and their "exceptional" holdings in Meursault, Puligny, and Chassagne, including "enough Chevalier-Montrachet to justify two separate bottlings".

 

Parker has reason to be impressed: Bouchard is the biggest landholder in Burgundy, with 43 bottlings from 74 Premier Cru vineyards spanning Burgundy, and 13 Grand Cru bottlings from 12 Grand Cru hectares. These include legendary terroirs such as La Romanée, “a stellar wine” according to Pierre Rovani, as well as a tremendous range of white wines of which Steen Öhman tells his readers that he is “a big fan.” For him, “they represent purity and refinement,” a view that is corroborated by John Gilman who describes recent vintages of the whites as “stunning”.

 

The 2010 Montrachet from Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils is pure magic in the bottle,” writes Gilman, while the 2011 is “utterly exhilarating and profound” and the 2012 “also brilliant.” According to Allen Meadows, the Gevrey-Chambertin, Chambolle-Musigny provide “top value,” as does the white Puligny-Montrachet.

 

Bouchard Père & Fils: The Background

John Gilman has emphatically praised Bouchard’s move away from “aggressively spicy” Taransaud barrels for the élevage of their red wines starting in 2011. Gilman also notes that this kind of barrel has never been used for the white wines at Bouchard, which earn high praise from Gilman in every recent vintage.

 

Changes of management are nothing new at Maison Bouchard, whose cellars in Beaune have been in constant production since 1731, with vineyard holdings expanding drastically at the end of the 18th Century. The 19th Century was marked by intensified vineyard plantings in Beaune and the family schism that gave rise to the négociant firm Bouchard Ainé & Fils. As of 2015, Bouchard is part of “La Vigie,” a collection of wine estates managed by the family-run Champagne House Henriot. The highly-regarded Chablis producer William Fèvre is in the same stable, having been originally acquired by Bouchard in 1998.

 



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