Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17Intense bright fruit, so open, but with a darker pepperiness underneath. Succulent, flavourful and elegant all at the same time. Powdery fine tannins. Lovely. (JH)Author: Julia Harding MW
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92Medium red. Sexy aromas of musky strawberry, minerals, botanical herbs, smoky oak and menthol. Fat, sweet and pliant, with rich red berry and spicy soil tones joined by a perfumed note of orange on the long, dry aftertaste. Showed lovely flesh and volume initially but shut down dramatically in the glass. Forget about this one for at least several years.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: March/April 2012
Self | Rating: 95This is a wow wine. Again, the 09's are just such great drinking wines, yet they are fully concentrated and built to age. This corton shows a fresh nose of jammy fruit a floral nuances. The palate is intense and long. Sexy, lush, concentrated, and complex. Ripe Jammy red strawberry, Mineral, herb de provence, violet perfume. Just a fantastically sexy wine. WOWAuthor: Mister45
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.
Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, and reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 419 bottles owned
- 52 collectors
- Average collector rating: 96
(Out of 52 collectors)