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’.
Like the Pommard "1er" the wood treatment is more discreet though again not imperceptible on the essence of red currant, spice and soil scented nose. There is really lovely intensity to the mineral-driven, focused and powerful middle weight plus flavors that possess a taut muscularity before terminating in long but again ever-so-mildly dry finish and it's far from clear at this early point that it's ever going to completely harmonize. I have my doubts in any event. Score: 88 Points; Tasted: April 2016; Drink: 2022+; Issue: 62; Allen Meadows; Burghound
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