Burghound | Rating: 96Though there is a hint of unabsorbed SO2 present on the otherwise expressive and actually quite elegant nose that features notes of lemon rind, spiced pear, white peach and plenty of floral scents. The serious and striking rich flavors are imposingly scaled as well as impressively concentrated and while obvious overtly powerful, they are also seductively textured before culminating in an explosive yet impeccably well-balanced finish. As is usually the case, this is a big but refined Montrachet that will require a full decade plus to arrive at its full maturity.Author: Allen Meadows
Rating: 95This sleek white delivers vanilla, cardamom, nutmeg and honey flavors, with buried peach and lemon fruit. Concentrated and tightly knit, this has an elegant, pastry-tinged finish that shows excellent length. The texture indicates that this should be ready soon.Author: Bruce Sanderson
Rating: 95(just finished its malo): Clove, flowers, iodine, crushed stone, sea salt, spearmint and lavender on the high-pitched nose. Utterly silky and fine-grained but more restrained today than the Cabottes. Perhaps a bit less complex on the palate in the early going than the Chevalier-Montrachet but already shows strong stony minerality. The superb, very smooth finish builds impressively and lingers. -- Stephen Tanzer
Self | Rating:Drink Dates: 2025-2027Author: Malafronte Michael
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
- 98 bottles owned
- 14 collectors