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’.
Very generous wood influence again stops just short of dominating the more floral-suffused aromas of spiced black cherry, exotic tea and a whiff of very ripe plum. The middle weight flavors possess a slightly finer texture that brims with evident minerality on the bright, youthfully austere and chiseled finish. This too is going to require extended patience. Tasted: April 2020; Drink: 2033+; Issue: 78; Comments: Sweet spot Outstanding; Rating: 91-93 Points; Allen Meadows; Burghound
Bouchard's 2018 Volnay 1er Cru Les Taillepieds opens in the glass with aromas of cherries, red berries and plums mingled with notions of spices and rose hips. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and youthfully introverted, with tangy acids and chalky tannins that I suspect will have further resolved by the time the wine is bottled in spring 2020. Tasted: Jan 2020; Drink: NA; Rating: 91-93 Points; William Kelley; Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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