International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91($66) Rather pale color. Fruit-driven aromas of apple, pear and fresh herbs, with mineral, floral and oaky elements. Sweet, spicy and concentrated, with floral flavors of baked apple, pear skin, lime and spices. Not the most minerally style of Genevrieres, but generous, clean and persistent, with strong finishing spice character.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: September/October 2002
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17Lemon-scented, full-bodied, full-thrust white burgundy with impressive purity and some smokiness. Definitely a long-term bet.Author: Jancis RobinsonIssue: 10/26/2005
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91Spicy and quite exotic on the nose with clean, fine, pure flavors that display very good intensity and finesse and unlike the barrel sample, the flavor continuity carries though beautifully on the fine, long finish. I suspect that this would harmonize more completely once it was in the bottle and it has indeed done that. A classic GenevriŠres with plenty of elegance.Issue: 3rd Quarter, 2003
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
- 23 bottles owned
- 7 collectors