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2013 Bouchard Pere & Fils - Corton-Charlemagne

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / CORTON
  • 93 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 96 JS
  • Variety
    Chardonnay
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SKU: 48531-2013-750-0
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    (the yield was under 30 hectoliters per hectare due to the poor flowering; no hail in 2013; 80% through its malo at the time of my visit): Tight nose shows a medicinal menthol aspect, a suggestion of wild herbs and a faint malic edge. Powerful, very rich and large-scaled, with harmonious ripe acidity framing the middle palate. Not yet pristine owing to the remaining malic acidity and hard to judge today, but finishes stony, tactile and highly concentrated, with an earthy nuance. These vines on the eastern side of the appellation are planted along a north-south axis and were not harvested until October 9.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: September/October 2014
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 96

    A fabulous Corton Charlemagne with an impressive density, yet the bright acidity gives this white agility. Full body, compressed and layered mouthfeel. Salty and minerally finish. Drink now or hold.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Nutmeg, apple and white peach flavors are accented by lemon and stone in this lean, intense style. This is reticent now, but has depth and nascent power in reserve, building to a long aftertaste of spice and mineral.
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 2013 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru has a very reserved nose at first, but unfolds in the glass to reveal hints of yellow plum, orange peel and light limestone scents. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, quite saline in the mouth, with commendable precision toward the finish. This is certainly one of the better Corton-Charlemagne 2013s ' chapeau.
    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

    • 90 bottles owned
    • 7 collectors