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’.
The 2015 Beaune 1er Cru Du Château comes from 17 different premier crus that are aged in barrel separately. It is a cuvée that debuted way back in 1907. It has an elegant bouquet that demands a little encouragement in the glass, black cherry intermixed with redcurrant, blood orange and even a smudge of marmalade. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin that lend this a masculine personality, a little hardness that should be addressed after racking, though it needs to develop more persistence on the finish. Not bad overall though. Drink 2018-2028; Rating: 87-89 Points; Neal Martin; Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
Moderate wood frames aromas of liqueur-like black cherry and an appealing range of floral elements. The round and highly seductive flavors possess excellent volume while the balanced finish is shaped by relatively fine-grained tannins. This should drink well young but be capable of rewarding 5 to 8 years of cellaring as well. Tasted: April 2017; Drink: 2021+; Issue: 66; Rating: 90-92 Points; Allen Meadows; Burghound
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