Reviews & Awards

Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Grand Cru Chevalier-Montrachet La Cabotte 2015

September 2016

91-94

Vinous

Pale color. More closed on the nose than the "regular" Chevalier-Montrachet, with a metallic minerality that calls to mind a dry Riesling. Then very rich, classically dry and youthfully unyielding on the palate, with apple, pear, citrus and dusty stone flavors framed and lifted by terrific acidity. Much less fleshy today than the first Chevalier but equally sappy, and best right now on the slowly building, rising finish. This gripping wine shows no obvious heat despite its 13.8% alcohol.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Grand Cru Chevalier-Montrachet La Cabotte 2014

September 2016

94+

Vinous

Pale, bright yellow. Deeply pitched aromas of yellow peach, grapefruit pith, menthol and iodine. Larger-scaled and broader than the "regular" Chevalier-Montrachet (this plot is actually situated just above Bouchard's parcel in Montrachet--in the 19th century it was considered part of Montrachet--and thus typically displays characteristics of both of these grand crus), with strong, harmonious acidity framing and intensifying the wine's powerful peachy fruit.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Grand Cru Chevalier-Montrachet La Cabotte 2015

September 2016

91-94

Vinous

Pale color. More closed on the nose than the "regular" Chevalier-Montrachet, with a metallic minerality that calls to mind a dry Riesling. Then very rich, classically dry and youthfully unyielding on the palate, with apple, pear, citrus and dusty stone flavors framed and lifted by terrific acidity. Much less fleshy today than the first Chevalier but equally sappy, and best right now on the slowly building, rising finish. This gripping wine shows no obvious heat despite its 13.8% alcohol.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Grand Cru Chevalier-Montrachet La Cabotte 2014

September 2016

94+

Vinous

Pale, bright yellow. Deeply pitched aromas of yellow peach, grapefruit pith, menthol and iodine. Larger-scaled and broader than the "regular" Chevalier-Montrachet (this plot is actually situated just above Bouchard's parcel in Montrachet--in the 19th century it was considered part of Montrachet--and thus typically displays characteristics of both of these grand crus), with strong, harmonious acidity framing and intensifying the wine's powerful peachy fruit.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Montrachet La Cabotte 2017

January 2019

92-94 Points

Vinous

Deeper-pitched and less expressive today than the “regular” Chevalier-Montrachet, but hinting at floral and herbal high notes. Then richer, deeper and chewier in the mouth, conveying an almost aggressive quality to its flavors of ripe yellow fruits, citrus peel, menthol and saline minerality. Larger-scaled and more backward, finishing with a tannic impression and serious weight. A finishing note of iodine extends the dry, classic finish. –ST

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