International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92($79) Pale, bright yellow. Musky, expressive aromas of citrus peel and nut oil. The palate offers a lovely balance of sweetness and acidity, showing bright pineapple and lemon flavors and superb grip. But at present this does not have the breadth, silkiness or volume of the 2009. Still, notes Prost, this is riper and stronger than the 2007, which he says is pure and precise but needs more guts.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: September/October 2010
Wine Spectator | Rating: 91Light toast accents the lemon, white peach and mineral flavors in this gentle white. This is a bit hard on the back end, but persistent and stony. Give it some time.Author: Bruce Sanderson
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
- 78 bottles owned
- 16 collectors