International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94($560) Pale color. Steely wet stone, pear, apple and nutmeg on the nose, with floral and spice nuances adding complexity. Large-scaled, dense and oily, with deep pineapple and nut flavors framed by penetrating acidity. Finishes with outstanding palate-saturating length. Not quite as impressive as the Chevalier-Montrachet but this is built for slow development in bottle.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: September/October 2007
Burghound | Rating: 97As it should be, this is the best wine here with its compelling nose of acacia blossom, distinctly ripe orchard fruit and gorgeously exotic spice notes that seem to keep changing every few minutes followed by classy, pure and fine flavors that possess both seriously impressive power and wonderful elegance, which continues onto the multi-dimensional, dense, long and palate staining finish. This is very much of a baby and will need plenty of time to really open up so be prepared to wait. Note that there was a trace of reduction on the nose so it would be best to decant this for 30 minutes first if curiosity gets the best of you!Author: Allen MeadowsIssue: 3rd Quarter, 2007
Wine Advocate | Rating: 96The 2005 Le Montrachet from Bouchard Pere & Fils is drinking absolutely beautifully at present. The nose is actually quite reticent at first, but its delineation cannot be denied and it gathers momentum with aeration, revealing its hidden mineralite. The palate is very focused and poised, the acidity totally synched with the mineral-drenched fruit. It moves toward a succinct almond and custard-creme finish that avoids any blowsiness. Some look down upon Montrachet from Bouchard - that is their loss - because this is a fantastic example of a grand cru that does not necessarily always deliver.Author: Neal Martin
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
- 142 bottles owned
- 22 collectors