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 2018

March 2020

94-96 Points

Wine Advocate

This is a terrific wine in the making, wafting from the glass with scents of crisp green pear, citrus oil, white flowers and blanched almonds. On the palate, it's fullbodied, racy and multidimensional, with terrific concentration, texture and structural tension, concluding with a long and penetrating finish. The Cabotte can almost match the amplitude and voluminousness of the Montrachet this year— and it's racier and more vibrant—so it gets my nod as Bouchard's finest white wine this year. Only four barrels were produced.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Grand Cru Chevalier-Montrachet La Cabotte 2014

June 2016

95

Burghound.com

2014 Chevalier-Montrachet “La Cabotte”: (Bouchard has been separately vinifying this parcel, which at one time was part of Montrachet, since 1992 though the first commercial release was not until 1997; Bouchard jokingly refers to this parcel as their “Montrachet du haute pente”, or upper slope Montrachet). This presently has the same nose as the Corton-Charlemagne as it’s both reduced and mildly woody though I would not expect this to persist beyond the first few years as the reduction is not heavy.

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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 2013

June 2015

94 Points

Wine Spectator

Bouchard has been separately vinifying this parcel, which at one time was part of Montrachet, since 1992 though the first commercial release was not until 1997; Prost jokingly refers to this parcel as "Montrachet du haute pente", or upper slope Montrachet. An exceptionally pure and refined nose of white flowers, green apple and discreet spice elements evidences just a touch of pain grillé. There is excellent volume but also fine precision to the well-detailed, even crystalline flavors that brim with an almost pungent minerality on the powerful, focused, notably dry and driving finish.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Grand Cru Chevalier-Montrachet La Cabotte 2014

June 2016

95

Burghound.com

2014 Chevalier-Montrachet “La Cabotte”: (Bouchard has been separately vinifying this parcel, which at one time was part of Montrachet, since 1992 though the first commercial release was not until 1997; Bouchard jokingly refers to this parcel as their “Montrachet du haute pente”, or upper slope Montrachet). This presently has the same nose as the Corton-Charlemagne as it’s both reduced and mildly woody though I would not expect this to persist beyond the first few years as the reduction is not heavy.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Grand Cru Chevalier-Montrachet La Cabotte 2019

January 2021

93-95 Points

Burghound.com

This too flirts with exoticism with its slightly riper array of white and yellow fruit aromas that are trimmed in hints of dried apricot, essence of acacia and a dollop of wood toast. The denser and more expansive big-bodied flavors possess a distinctly different texture compared to the regular cuvée before terminating in a powerful, palate coating and powerful finale. Depending on the vintage, La Cabotte can more resemble a Chevalier and in others a Montrachet; in 2019 this seems to lean more in the direction of Montrachet.

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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 2019

January 2021

94-96 Points

Wine Advocate

The 2019 Chevalier-Montrachet La Cabotte Grand Cru is showing brilliantly, bursting with aromas of pear, citrus oil, honeycomb, buttered toast and struck match.

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