2002 Bouchard Pere & Fils - Corton 750ml

France - Burgundy - Cote de Beaune - Corton | Grand Cru/ Red / Pinot Noir   |     Watch

WA 90-93   BH 90-93   JR 18.5   IWC 91   WS 90   Collector 92
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Advocate | Rating: 90-93

I loved the 2002 Le Corton (domaine). A structured, powerful wine with loads in reserve, it reveals aromas reminiscent of spice-laced red cherries, stones, and fresh herbs. On the palate, this medium-bodied effort has outstanding depth, concentration, and length. Cherry pits and fleshy black raspberries are intermingled with rocks as well as blackberries in its complex flavor profile.

Drink Dates: 2007-2015
Author: Pierre Rovani
Issue: 153

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Burghound | Rating: 90-93

Classic Corton in style and weight with big, muscular and powerful flavors and a strong earth and game-infused nose. This wine is consistent with many '02 wines from this appellation as the tannins are dense yet refined and sophisticated. I particularly like the highly complex, delineated and precise finish and this has the potential to be a great wine that should drink well over 2+ decades.

Drink Dates: 2010-2022
Issue: Issue 14

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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18.5

Cask sample.Still relatively pale. Sweet, creamy nose – cherry cream pudding? Great weight of ripe fruit on the front of the palate, with tannins only sneaking up behind. Great stuff.

Drink Dates: 2008-2020
Author: Jancis Robinson

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

($67) Medium red. Game and smoke aromas, with a whiff of currant leaf and a strong impression of soil tones. Big, chewy and lush, but with rather reticent flavors of licorice, minerals, menthol and earth. This is all potential today, finishing very subtle, long and strong, with terrific clarity, freshness and grip.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 119

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

Intense, displaying kirsch and wild cherry aromas and flavors, accented by rosemary and earth. Tannins need time to integrate. A slim version. 1,600 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2008-2012
Author: Bruce Sanderson

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 92
Author: RDV
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 04/13/2014

Rating: 91
Author: Tato
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 09/10/2011

Average rating: 91, based on 7 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

504 bottles owned by 121 collectors.

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About This Producer

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 Pere 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 Greve Vigne de l'Enfant Jesus and the Chambertin-Clos de Beze. As for whites, the Meursault Genevrieres, Meursault Perrieres, Chevalier-Montrachet and Montrachet are all great interpreters of their particular sites, exhibiting the many nuances of grand and premier cru Chardonnay.

Bouchard Pere & Fils, featured in The World of Fine Wine: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Cote

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Wine Varietal: Pinot Noir

Notorious for its fickle growing patterns, Pinot Noir vines prefer long, cool growing conditions and tend to mutate easily, leaving behind numerous clones and inconsistent flavor profiles. Although it is one of the three major varieties used in Champagne production, Burgundy is the traditional home of Pinot Noir. The 30-mile stretch of hills known as the Cote d'Or is valued as the world's premier production area. Pinot Noir is planted all over the world. In the United States, Sonoma, the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Willamette Valley produce top-notch wines from this variety. Other notable countries include New Zealand, Australia, and Chile. Typical descriptors for Pinot Noir include strawberry, raspberry, cherry, mushroom, and meaty notes.

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