Reviews & Awards

Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Beaune Blanc Domaine 2020

January 2022

92

Decanter

This blend across a number of different village-level lieux-dits in Beaune has a nice citrusy edge. In 2020 the grapes were picked only in the morning because of the heat. The richness of the year comes through in ripe apple and hazelnut aromas and in the breadth on the palate, but the balancing acidity is actually quite interesting. Lovely wine at this level.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Beaune Grèves Vigne de l’Enfant Jésus 2020

July 2022

94

James Suckling

Still pretty closed, this is a concentrated and seriously structured wine for a Beaune 1er Cru, which has clearly been built for the long-term. However, its the pronounced, stony minerality that makes this exciting. Bold and still quite tight finish. From a 3.92-hectare plot in one of Beaune's top sites. From organically grown grapes. Drinkable now, but best from 2024.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Beaune Grèves Vigne de l’Enfant Jésus 2020

December 2021

91-94

Inside Burgundy

This is a free draining soil, but deep enough that it did not dry out during the parched summer. Dark purple black, one of the more sunshine laden bouquets but with a joyous plump fruit on the palate refreshed at the back by a little useful acidity. Good length, no undue heat.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Beaune Grèves Vigne de l’Enfant Jésus 2020

February 2022

16

JancisRobinson.com

Pale crimson with a pale rim. Grainy texture and some real depth and energy. Caresses the palate with life... Fruit flavors veer towards blackcurrant, which is unusual for a red burgundy.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Beaune Grèves Vigne de l’Enfant Jésus 2020

December 2021

91-93

Vinous

The 2020 Beaune Grèves Vigne de l’Enfant Jésus 1er Cru has a lovely, sensual red berry, rose petal and mulberry scented nose that has fine delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grain tannins, a little more tension that the Les Teurons with a saline finish. This is a well crafted Beaune.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Beaune Grèves Vigne de l’Enfant Jésus 2020

January 2022

95

Decanter

Bouchard has nearly four hectares of this, perhaps the greatest site in the Beaune appellation. On a modest slope with east-southeast exposure in the heart of the terroir, this has produced a sophisticated, elegant wine in 2020, fermenting out to barely 13.5% alcohol with a pH between 3.5-3.6. The fruit is supremely luxurious and lush, yet underscored with plenty of nuance of spice, smoke, earth, and leather. The texture is dense and powerful yet superbly elegant - a triumph.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Beaune Grèves Vigne de l’Enfant Jésus Domaine 2020

April 2022

90-93

Burghound.com

(From a 4-ha parcel). This one of the more floral-suffused wines in the range with its hints of violet, rose petal and lavender that add touch of elegance to the very ripe poached plum scents that presently lack a bit of freshness. There is verve and freshness on the palate of the dense, voluminous and punchy flavors that coat the palate with dry extract that also serves to buffer the firm tannins shaping the powerful, serious and mildly warm finale. Note that my predicted range offers the benefit of the doubt that the nose will recover better freshness.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Bourgogne Réserve Chardonnay 2020

July 2022

90

James Suckling

This very solid Burgundian chardonnay has a generous body that's well filled out with lemon curd character. Bright apple and pear notes develop on the nose with a little aeration in the glass. Nice balance of creaminess and lemony freshness at the forthright finish. Made from bought-in grapes from all three Cotes. Drink or hold.

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William Fèvre | Chablis, France

Chablis Domaine 2020

July 2022

90

Wine Advocate

Derived from 46 hectares of holdings that average around 45 years old, Fèvre’s 2020 Chablis Village is a rare example of a cuvée that combines quantity and quality. Offering up aromas of white flowers, clear honey, bread dough and fresh pastry, it’s medium-bodied, saline and seamless, with bright acids and a fine-boned, elegant but intensely flavored profile.

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William Fèvre | Chablis, France

Chablis Domaine 2020

February 2022

16

JancisRobinson.com

Seems a bit more appealing and crisp than the sample tasted at chez Goedhuis. But still a bit appley rather than stony. Good acidity. If I saw this on a not-very-good wine list, I'd be happy to order it.

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