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’.
Situated between Volnay and Mersault, the village of Monthélie is not as well known as its famous cousins. Nevertheless, the first traces of vineyards here date back to the 9th century. The "Climat" "Les Duresses" spreads over the villages ofAuxey-Duresses where it is the prize vineyard, and the village of Monthélie, where it is one of the most remarkable Premiers Crus. The 1.72 hectares of the Bouchard Père et Fils estate, often harvested a little later than the other vineyards of Monthélie, produce rich wines.
Here too there is relatively generous wood treatment with the associated menthol nuances hovering in the background on the toasty aromas of poached plum, earth and floral hints. There is fine volume to the punchy and nicely stony flavors that terminate in a firm, mildly rustic and bitter pit fruit-inflected finish. Patience suggested. Tasted: Apr 2021; Drink: 2028+; Issue: 78; Rating 89 Points; Allen Meadows; Burghound
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