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2005 Bouchard Pere & Fils - Corton

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / CORTON
  • 89 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 78588-2005-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($135) Good medium bright red. Ineffable aroma of musky strawberry, iron, smoke and dried rose. Silky, full and deep, with a seamless texture and captivating soil tones. As creamy and lush as this is, the dominant impression is one of delicacy and focus. Highly complex, extract-rich flavors of strawberry, minerals, mocha, earth and underbrush. A compelling wine of terroir whose captivating sweetness, fine tannins and superb persistence makes it almost deceptively drinkable today. But this big boy will be around for at least a couple of decades.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2008
  • Burghound | Rating: 95

    A brooding nose with almost no discernable wood influence of very ripe and moderately earthy aromas where the earth continues onto the rich, ripe and impressively dense flavors that also are textured and palate drenching supported by buried yet relatively fine tannins that are rendered almost completely invisible by the superb level of dry extract. This is a big bad boy fashioned in classic old school Corton style with huge aging potential.
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 2nd Quarter, 2007
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Dark, dense and brooding, with a wild, feral side, but also intense flavors of blackberry, cassis, bacon and sandalwood. There's also a mineral streak and a corps of well-knit tannins. This will require time, but the payback will be worth it.
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

    The Bouchard 2005 Le Corton - from very chalky parcels in the Ur-Corton as it were, just below the forest - offers aromas of cedar, spice, and smoked meat, a rather austere but certainly well-concentrated palate impression, and a bit of blockage by tannin. This seems to have been caught at a very awkward stage today.
    Author: David Schildknecht
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Drink Dates: 2015-2035
    Author: Jim Rife
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Nose of black cherry, dried leaves and brown spices (cinnamon?). Beauty in the mouth! Soft tannins, medium bodied, good length, strong start, very flavoured and fading slowly with hints of minerality and acidity.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2016
    Author: Tato

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

  • 862 bottles owned
  • 146 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 146 collectors)