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’.
A ripe and agreeably fresh nose offers up aromas of violet, red currant and earth, all of which is trimmed in whiffs of abundant spice as well as enough oak to point out. The mouth feel of the middle weight flavors is more elegant than the Grèves while delivering very good if not truly exceptional depth and persistence on the bitter cherry-inflected finish. This moderately firmly structured effort should drink well after 6 to 8 years of cellaring but reward 10+. Tasted: Apr 2019; Drink: 2027+; Issue: 74; Rating 89-92 Points; Allen Meadows; Burghound
From the heart of the appellation, this has a lot of violet-fruit aromas with a poached-cherry and red-plum core and deep-set spice notes, as well as chalky elements. The theme continues to a chalky texture from the limestone bedrock with fine, compressed tannins and bright red cherries. Drink across the first decade. Rating: 91-92 Points; James Suckling
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