Renowned and respected as one of the finest producers in Burgundy, Bouchard Père et Fils has truly become an institution, known for the exceptional quality of their wines and the diversity of its many vineyards. Founded in 1731, Bouchard Père et Fils has built up an estate of 130ha and, collectively, is the largest owner of Grand Crus (12ha) and Premier Crus (74ha) across the Côte d’Or Bouchard Père et Fils represents almost one hundred ‘climats’ or uniquely diverse vineyards, including prestigious monopoles such as ‘Beaune Grèves Vigne de l’Enfant Jésus’ and ‘Chevalier-Montrachet La Cabotte’.
Aromas of ripe cooked apples, honey and candied lemons follow through to a full body with a beautiful, dense palate and just the right amount of bitter lemon and honeysuckle on the finish. Blend of 13 crus from the appellation. Drink now. Alcohol: 13.5%; Rating: 93 Points; James Suckling
Aromas of fresh pear, citrus oil, white flowers and warm pastry preface the 2018 Beaune 1er Cru du Château Blanc, a medium to full-bodied, layered and attractively incisive white that's crisply fleshy and nicely balanced, concluding with a delicately chalky finish. Open and expressive, this will drink well young. Rating: 90 Points; Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
There are some 90,000 bottles of the 2018 Beaune 1er Cru du Château, a fine cuvée that readers may wish to think of as a rounder version of the 2005 vintage. Unfurling in the glass with aromas of raspberries, cherries, rich soil tones and a deft touch of toasty oak, it's medium to full-bodied, supple and fleshy, with rich structuring tannins and a flavorful finish. Rating: 89-91 Points; Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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