Wine Advocate | Rating: 94The 2012 Montrachet Grand Cru has an introverted, stony bouquet that unlike the Chevalier Cabotte demands some coaxing from the glass. There are subtle notes of pear drop and apricot blossom that surface with time. The palate is fresh and vibrant on the entry with touches of blackberry leaf. This is very focused and long in the mouth, although perhaps I prefer the La Cabotte this year.Author: Neal Martin
Rating: 95This is almost as elegant and refined aromatically as the La Cabotte with even more complexity to the gorgeous and highly nuanced nose of dried flowers, spice elements and a broad range of both white and yellow orchard fruit scents. There is superb volume and richness to the big-bodied and very serious flavors that are overtly muscular and also blessed with an abundance of dry extract that, in the same fashion as the Corton-Charlemagne, imparts a borderline chewy quality to the faultlessly balanced finish. What I find interesting about this wine is that it is at once openly decadent and opulent yet it remains beautifully refined. Whatever the magic, the key point is that this is most impressive.Author: Allen Meadows
Wine Spectator | Rating: 96A smooth, creamy texture sets the pace for the peach, baked apple and spice flavors in this intensely flavored, integrated white. The bracing acidity emerges midpalate, and the finish belies this wine's rich beginnings. Shows fine potential, with all the components set for a long evolution. Best from 2019 through 2035. 30 cases imported. (5/6/15)
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
- 61 bottles owned
- 9 collectors