2006 Bouchard Pere & Fils - Bonnes Mares 750ml

France - Burgundy - Cote de Nuits - Chambolle Musigny | Grand Cru/ Red / Pinot Noir   |     Watch

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

($325) Good full red. Pungently high-pitched aromas and flavors of cherry, raspberry, orange peel, fresh herbs, dried rose and pepper; a compellingly complex projection of Bonnes-Mares soil. Then deep, sappy and utterly vibrant, with outstanding inner-mouth perfume contributing to an impression of delicacy. Wonderfully dense yet weightless wine with a firmly tannic, rising finish of great energy and precision. I drained this bottle to the dregs over a 48-hour period and it only got better.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 143

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Average rating: 91, based on 1 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

65 bottles owned by 12 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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