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2012 Bouchard Pere & Fils - Chambertin Clos de Beze

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN
  • 90 WA
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 46265-2012-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    Bright, dark red. Nuanced, high-pitched nose combines rose petal, peony, minerals, crushed stone and coffee. Savory, intense and light on its feet, with bright acidity framing the red berry and rose petal flavors. Not a fleshy style but vibrant, sharply chiseled and very long--and likely to be long-lived. This fruit was picked at the end of the harvest, at the beginning of October.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2014
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    Tasted blind at the annual |Burgfest| tasting in Beaune. The 2012 Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru from Bouchard Pere et Fils has an earthy, rather subdued nose that lacks the complexity and the energy displayed by Rousseau's Clos-de-Beze 2012. There is something a little dour here. The palate is reduced on the entry although there seems to be decent substance underneath. Chewy and rustic, this needs to nurture more finesse and precision, though it would not surprise me if time smooths out the edges. Dumb phase? Quite possibly.
    Author: Neal Martin
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  • 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

    • 258 bottles owned
    • 25 collectors