Rating: 95Interestingly this is not quite as ripe as the Chapelle though it is notably spicier with its expressive nose of menthol, various red berries and earth. There is excellent intensity, punch and minerality to the large-scaled flavors that possess markedly better depth, particularly on the explosively long and beautifully well-balanced finale. This is wonderfully rich yet there is a certain reserve and a firm tannic spine that suggest that this should age effortlessly.Author: Allen Meadows
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94Tasted blind at the Burgfest tasting in Beaune, the 2013 Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru has a complex and vivacious bouquet with layers of red berry fruit, minerals and spice, a multifaceted aromatic profile that compels you to keep coming back and dunking your nose into the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, quite a lot of new oak although it is neatly enmeshed into the fruit, redcurrant, red cherries and strawberry towards the finish. There is a vanilla-laced aspect to this Clos-de-Beze at the moment but that will recede with time. This is an excellent, satisfying Clos de Beze from Bouchard Pere & Fils. Tasted September 2016.Author: Neal Martin
Wine Spectator | Rating: 93The core of sweet fruit and the dense structure reveal this red's potential. Macerated cherry, raspberry, oak spice and graphite flavors ride the tannins to the long, tensile finish. Best from 2019 through 2034. 50 cases imported.Author: Bruce Sanderson
Rating: 96Dark red. Tight, high-pitched aromas of black cherry, blackberry and licorce. At once refined and decadent in the mouth, conveying a sophisticated glossy texture leavened by superb cut and energy. Boasts a near-perfect balance of urgent dark fruits and complex minerality, saturating every square millimeter of the palate. Finishes with noble tannins and outstanding rising length. A wine of great class, but still utterly primary. - Stephen Tanzer
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
- 93 bottles owned
- 13 collectors