2002 Bouchard Pere & Fils - Corton 750ml

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2002 Bouchard Pere & Fils - Corton
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International Wine Cellar | 91

($67) Medium red. Game and smoke aromas, with a whiff of currant leaf and a strong impression of soil tones. Big, chewy and lush, but with rather reticent flavors of licorice, minerals, menthol and earth. This is all potential today, finishing very subtle, long and strong, with terrific clarity, freshness and grip.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 119

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Jancis Robinson | 18.5

Cask sample.Still relatively pale. Sweet, creamy nose – cherry cream pudding? Great weight of ripe fruit on the front of the palate, with tannins only sneaking up behind. Great stuff.

Drink Dates: 2008-2020
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Score: 92
Author: RDV
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 04/13/2014
Score: 91
Author: Tato
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 09/10/2011

About This Producer


Eighty-six hectares of Grand and Premier Cru vineyards. One hundred thirty total hectares in the Cote d'Or. Eighty crus produced each vintage. Two hundred seventy-five years of history. Bouchard Pere et Fils is truly an institution in Beaune. The Maison was founded by father and son Michel and Joseph Bouchard in 1731, and the family wine merchant business has grown steadily ever since, taking any opportunity to add to its vineyard holdings along the way. Not to be completely overshadowed by its wines, Bouchard conducts business in the very center of Beaune in the old Chateau de Beaune, whose storied past rivals that of the Maison. In 1995, the Champagne family of Joseph Henriot took control of Bouchard, resulting in improvements in quality, not to mention the addition of more top level vineyard sites. Reds of particular interest include the flagship Beaune Greve Vigne de l'Enfant Jesus and the Chambertin-Clos de Beze. As for whites, the Meursault Genevrieres, Meursault Perrieres, Chevalier-Montrachet and Montrachet are all great interpreters of their particular sites, exhibiting the many nuances of grand and premier cru Chardonnay.

Bouchard Pere & Fils, featured in The World of Fine Wine: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Cote

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