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1997 Bouchard Père & Fils Montrachet Grand Cru

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SKU: 54672-1997-1500

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  • Burghound | Rating: 92

    Relatively discreet and reserved for a '97 though the nose has opened considerably since the last time I tasted it. The flavors offer good density and power though not necessarily much complexity at this point and are gorgeously textured and completely coat the palate. In sum, this is classically styled and quite impressive in the context of the vintage though it has arrived at its peak - I would be drinking this now and over the next 5 years or so.
    Author: Allen Meadows
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The Montrachet, has an unbelievably refined and penetrating nose of candied nuts, flowers, and liquid minerals. This extraordinarily elegant offering has awesome balance, richness, and a profound depth to its tightly wound personality. Vibrant minerals, crisp pears, and stones are intermingled with flavors reminiscent of pineapple Life Savers in this medium-to-full-bodied and velvety beauty. It is spiritual, superbly focused, and magnificently precise. The vast majority of 1997 white Burgundies will have long passed into oblivion when this great wine reaches its peak of maturity
    Author: Pierre Rovani
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Very buttery. Amazing full body yelow color. Drink room temoerature. Wine is ready to drink. Maybe a few more years left to drink,
    Drink Dates: 2011-2013
    Author: NC

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 Père 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 Grèves Vigne de l'Enfant Jésus and the Chambertin-Clos de Bèze. As for whites, the Meursault Genevrières, Meursault Perrières, Chevalier-Montrachet and Montrachet are all great interpreters of their particular sites, exhibiting the many nuances of grand and premier cru Chardonnay.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 92 bottles owned
  • 15 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 15 collectors)