International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91(this parcel in Rugiens du Haut was replanted in 1975, and the '85 was the first vintage vinified on its own): Good bright red-ruby. Candied blackberry and black cherry on the nose. Sweet, supple and fine-grained, with a juicy quality and enticing spicy lift to the currant and flint flavors. Finishes with a medicinal quality and good minerality, but the tannins come off as a tad dry. Can't match the Pezerolles for extract.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: January/February 2012
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
- 22 bottles owned
- 2 collectors