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2005 Bouchard Père & Fils Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru

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SKU: 47399-2005

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 97

    ($315) Multidimensional aromas of lemon, lime, powdered stone and white flowers. Dense, silky and fat with fruit. There's incredible depth, volume and extract to the pineapple, stone and floral flavors but a complete absence of rough edges and no sense of excess weight. The compellingly sweet finishing flavors of lime and flowers are unflagging. A big boy but still an infant-and a great wine in the making.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: September/October 2007
  • Burghound | Rating: 94

    A superbly elegant, stylish and high-toned orange blossom and spice-suffused nose nuanced by hints of wet stone and lime merges into slightly toasty and flavors that are built on a base of firm minerality and culminate in a rich, powerful and hugely long finish. This is always a very fine Chevalier but in '05 it's even better than usual and worth a look.
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 3rd Quarter, 2007
  • Self | Rating:

    Outstanding and still young but approachable.
    Author: Peter B

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

  • 240 bottles owned
  • 37 collectors