Reviews & Awards

Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Grand Cru Montrachet

May 2015

96

Wine Spectator

A smooth, creamy texture sets the pace for the peach, baked apple and spice flavors in this intensely flavored, integrated white. The bracing acidity emerges midpalate, and the finish belies this wine’s rich beginnings. Shows fine potential, with all the components set for a long evolution.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Grand Cru Montrachet

September 2016

93+

Vinous

Pale straw-yellow. Very reticent scents of peach, pear and spearmint are less forthcoming than those of the Chevalier-Montrachet bottlings. Fat, saline and slightly disjointed in the early going; in a very rich but adamantly dry style. Shows full ripeness supported by penetrating acidity but this infant is not yet expressive or particularly complex. Strong minerality and building acidity on the tactile back end will require time to harmonize with the wine's fruit.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Grand Cru Montrachet

September 2016

91-93

Vinous

Very ripe aromas and flavors of apple, pear, clove, cinnamon and musky white flowers, with a hint of iodiney minerality. Dense and thick on entry, but not at all heavy owing to enlivening spicy acidity. Weber finds this more expressive than the 2014 at the same stage but it's still a baby today, and rather wound up in spite of its richness.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Grand Cru Montrachet

June 2016

96

Burghound.com

2014 Montrachet: (from a .89 ha parcel of Puligny vines). Though there is a hint of unabsorbed SO2 present on the otherwise expressive and actually quite elegant nose that features notes of lemon rind, spiced pear, white peach and plenty of floral scents. The serious and striking rich flavors are imposingly scaled as well as impressively concentrated and while obvious overtly powerful, they are also seductively textured before culminating in an explosive yet impeccably well-balanced finish.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Grand Cru Montrachet

September 2016

93+

Vinous

Pale straw-yellow. Very reticent scents of peach, pear and spearmint are less forthcoming than those of the Chevalier-Montrachet bottlings. Fat, saline and slightly disjointed in the early going; in a very rich but adamantly dry style. Shows full ripeness supported by penetrating acidity but this infant is not yet expressive or particularly complex. Strong minerality and building acidity on the tactile back end will require time to harmonize with the wine's fruit.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Grand Cru Montrachet

May 2015

96

Wine Spectator

A smooth, creamy texture sets the pace for the peach, baked apple and spice flavors in this intensely flavored, integrated white. The bracing acidity emerges midpalate, and the finish belies this wine’s rich beginnings. Shows fine potential, with all the components set for a long evolution.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Grand Cru Montrachet

June 2016

96

Burghound.com

2014 Montrachet: (from a .89 ha parcel of Puligny vines). Though there is a hint of unabsorbed SO2 present on the otherwise expressive and actually quite elegant nose that features notes of lemon rind, spiced pear, white peach and plenty of floral scents. The serious and striking rich flavors are imposingly scaled as well as impressively concentrated and while obvious overtly powerful, they are also seductively textured before culminating in an explosive yet impeccably well-balanced finish.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Montrachet 2017

February 2019

98 Points

James Suckling

This has a very flamboyant and complex nose already and there is much to offer with a full array of chardonnay fruit, from citrus to peach and into even more exotic, tropical notes. The palate has a super plush, fleshy and flamboyant feel. There’s concentration of flavor, density of texture and fluidity to the shape and depth in the finish. A classic Montrachet, from a plot on the Puligny side between DRC and Ramonet.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Montrachet 2017

January 2019

93-95 Points

Vinous

Deep aromas of mirabelle, spices and iodiney minerality. The fattest and largest of these ‘17s, both more tactile and sweeter than the Cabotte. But this also shows more energy than the Cabotte and finishes with a serious tannic spine and the rocky minerality to support a slow evolution in bottle. While showy already, this should be long-lived in the context of its vintage. –NM

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