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’.
Whiffs of matchstick, lemongrass and mineral reduction are present on the cool and equally pure essence of pear aromas. The middle weight flavors flash even more minerality while the mouthfeel is also very classy on chiseled, very dry and youthfully austere finale. This will need a few years to further flesh out and develop better overall depth. Tasted: Jun 2020; Drink: 2026+; Issue: 79; Comments: Outstanding; Rating: 92 Points; Allen Meadows; Burghound
The 2018 Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières unwinds in the glass with a crisp bouquet of citrus oil, crushed chalk and nutmeg, followed by a medium to full-bodied, racy and incisive palate that's tight-knit, tensile and mineral. Even in this generally forward white Burgundy vintage, this will need and reward bottle age. Tasted: Jan 2020; Drink: NA; Rating: 92-94 Points; William Kelley; Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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