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2006 Bouchard Pere & Fils - Corton

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / CORTON
  • 90 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 78588-2006-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    (racked and blended) Good medium red. Medicinal dark cherry, blueberry and a minty nuance on the nose. Juicy and precise, with the minty, menthol coolness giving shape to the cherry and mineral flavors. Young and quite primary, finishing with firm structure and excellent cut and length. This is 13.8% natural alcohol but I never would have guessed it.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2008
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Freshly perfumed and spicy oak, quite peppery. Dark cherry fruit. Fine dry tannins. Linear power with a hint of aromatic fruit on the mid palate. Tight and restrained. (JH)
    Author: Julia Harding MW
    Issue: 01/31/2008
  • Burghound | Rating: 93

    No review available
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 2nd Quarter, 2008
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Pure aromas and flavors of cherry and red currant are accented by spice and a touch of earth in this firm, racy red. The fruit is locked in by the tensile structure. Its potential is revealed on the long, spicy aftertaste.
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    The Bouchard 2006 Le Corton smells of violets and bitter-sweet, high-toned distillate of herbs and berries. Inner-mouth floral perfume and esterous high-tones persist throughout, and there is a cool restraint and stoniness that seem to reflect the wine's geological origins. A sinewy sense of structure is accompanied by some superficial tannic abrasiveness, which the fruit successfully rides out. I would plan on following this for 4-6 years, but ' as with so many of the wines in this collection, and indeed this whole vintage ' I'm skeptical about long-term dividends.
    Author: David Schildknecht
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: RDV
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Tasting note: A reserved and relatively cool nose of wild red berries, game, underbrush and crushed herbs introduces earthy, intense and impressively broad scaled and powerful flavors that are dense, balanced and vibrant and really stain the palate on the explosively long finish that is youthfully austere. A stunner that should age beautifully well. Tasted: Apr 01, 2008 Score: 93 Drink: 2018+ - Comments: Don't miss!
    Drink Dates: 2018-2018
    Author: Thanos

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

  • 129 bottles owned
  • 32 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 32 collectors)