Burghound | Rating: 90A reserved, cool, spicy and exceptionally elegant black pinot fruit nose with obvious mineral and violet notes introduces pure and beautifully delineated middle weight flavors that possess near perfect balance on the linear, pure and sweet finish. This is relatively forward but with a slight finishing edge at the moment.Author: Allen MeadowsIssue: 2nd Quarter, 2006
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93Saturated ruby-red. Vibrant, perfumed aromas of blackberry, violet, licorice, minerals and pepper. Cool, precise and penetrating, with very intense blackberry, mineral and pepper flavors and a powerful backbone. This offers terrific lift and cut. An outstanding showing.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: March/April 2006
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
- 28 bottles owned
- 8 collectors