Reviews & Awards

Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Grand Cru Chambertin-Clos de Bèze

June 2016

92-95

Burghound.com

Once again very generous but not completely dominant wood serves as a borderline intrusive backdrop to the more elegant and spicier nose of various wild red berries that display added breadth in the form of earth, stone and floral nuances. There is excellent verve to the intensely mineral-driven and overtly powerful big-bodied flavors that deliver strikingly good persistence on the impeccably well-balanced finish. While this will improve over the next 15 to perhaps even 20 years it should be reasonably civilized after “only” 8 to 10 years of cellar time.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Grand Cru Chambertin-Clos de Bèze

July 2016

93

Wine Spectator

The core of sweet fruit and the dense structure reveal this red’s potential. Macerated cherry, raspberry, oak spice and graphite flavors ride the tannins to a long, tensile finish.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Grand Cru Chambertin-Clos de Bèze

March 2017

94

Wine Spectator

Elegant, showing intensity to the cherry, currant, spice and mineral flavors, with plenty of tension and concentration throughout. Light vegetal and underbrush notes add depth as this cruises to a long aftertaste.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Grand Cru Chambertin-Clos de Bèze

January 2015

94-96

Vinous

Dark red. Tight, high-pitched aromas of black cherry, blackberry and licorice. At once refined and decadent in the mouth, conveying a sophisticated glossy texture leavened by superb cut and energy. Boasts a near-perfect balance of urgent dark fruits and complex minerality, saturating every square millimeter of the palate. Finishes with noble tannins and outstanding rising length. A wine of great class, but still utterly primary.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Grand Cru Chambertin-Clos de Bèze

June 2016

92-95

Burghound.com

Once again very generous but not completely dominant wood serves as a borderline intrusive backdrop to the more elegant and spicier nose of various wild red berries that display added breadth in the form of earth, stone and floral nuances. There is excellent verve to the intensely mineral-driven and overtly powerful big-bodied flavors that deliver strikingly good persistence on the impeccably well-balanced finish. While this will improve over the next 15 to perhaps even 20 years it should be reasonably civilized after “only” 8 to 10 years of cellar time.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Grand Cru Chambertin-Clos de Bèze

January 2017

93-95

Vinous

(40% vendange entier): More energetic and terroir-driven on the nose than the Chapelle-Chambertin, offering scents of black cherry, licorice, minerals and medicinal spices. Wonderfully silky and seamless but also quite firm, with its currant, licorice and salty mineral flavors lifted by a peppery element that is no doubt at least partly from the stems. The tactile, powerful, slowly mounting finish displays extremely refined tannins and saturates the taste buds. Left behind a captivating perfume of dried flowers in the empty glass.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Grand Cru Chambertin-Clos de Bèze

January 2013

94-96

Stephen Tanzer IWC

Bright, dark red. Captivating nose combines raspberry, red licorice, iron, dried rose, mocha and minerals. all lifted by a high-pitched floral quality. Wonderfully juicy, intense and delineated, showing great energy but also considerable medicinal reserve. Silky and utterly weightless wine with great delicacy and outstanding balance. The rising, highly perfumed, extremely long aftertaste is like a wake-up call for the taste buds. The tannins here are remarkably suave.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Grand Cru Chambertin-Clos de Bèze

January 2015

94-96

Vinous

Dark red. Tight, high-pitched aromas of black cherry, blackberry and licorice. At once refined and decadent in the mouth, conveying a sophisticated glossy texture leavened by superb cut and energy. Boasts a near-perfect balance of urgent dark fruits and complex minerality, saturating every square millimeter of the palate. Finishes with noble tannins and outstanding rising length. A wine of great class, but still utterly primary.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Grand Cru Chambertin-Clos de Bèze

August 2016

93

Wine Spectator

The core of sweet fruit and the dense structure reveal this red's potential. Macerated cherry, raspberry, oak spice and graphite flavors ride the tannins to the long, tensile finish.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Grand Cru Chambertin-Clos de Bèze

January 2017

93-95

Vinous

(40% vendange entier): More energetic and terroir-driven on the nose than the Chapelle-Chambertin, offering scents of black cherry, licorice, minerals and medicinal spices. Wonderfully silky and seamless but also quite firm, with its currant, licorice and salty mineral flavors lifted by a peppery element that is no doubt at least partly from the stems. The tactile, powerful, slowly mounting finish displays extremely refined tannins and saturates the taste buds. Left behind a captivating perfume of dried flowers in the empty glass.

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