Reviews & Awards

Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Meursault Genevrières 2017

January 2019

90-93 Points

Vinous

Aromas of lemon and lime oil, hazelnut and vanillin oak come across as rich and fully ripe but lively. In a distinctly rich, pliant, almost glyceral style, showing hints of banana and exotic fruits. –ST

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Meursault Genevrières 2017

February 2019

92 Points

James Suckling

Some complex and exotic fruit here, from two plots, offering ripe peach aromas, as well as yellow citrus and stones. The palate has a smoothly succulent feel with light honey and white almond-nougat notes, across ripe peaches.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Premier Cru Meursault Genevrières 2014

January 2017

94

Wine Review Online

They consistently excel in their Meursault. This magnificent Meursault Genevrières is a blend of two plots, totaling over 6-acres, that they own. One plot is lower down on brown soil, which imparts richness, according to their winemaker, Frédéric Weber, while the other is higher on white limestone. This is a fabulous Genevrières, delivering richness, spice and vivacity. From my experience with Bouchard’s wines, it will develop nicely for a decade, though it’s hard to resist now.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Premier Cru Meursault Genevrières 2014

January 2017

94

Wine Review Online

They consistently excel in their Meursault. This magnificent Meursault Genevrières is a blend of two plots, totaling over 6-acres, that they own. One plot is lower down on brown soil, which imparts richness, according to their winemaker, Frédéric Weber, while the other is higher on white limestone. This is a fabulous Genevrières, delivering richness, spice and vivacity. From my experience with Bouchard’s wines, it will develop nicely for a decade, though it’s hard to resist now.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Premier Cru Meursault Genevrières 2013

December 2015

91

Wine Spectator

This white is Riesling-like, with apple, peach, floral, juniper and stone notes. Elegant yet intense, with a long, lingering aftertaste.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Premier Cru Meursault Genevrières 2014

September 2016

92

Vinous

Bright, light yellow. Peachy fruit salad, lavender and crushed stone on the vibrant nose and palate (very good choice of harvest date here!). Concentrated and sweet, with harmonious acidity giving shape to the wine. Strong mineral extract leads to a satisfyingly saline, fine-grained finish with noteworthy persistence. Tactile yet seamless wine with lovely balance and an element of power. But lay it down for a few years.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Premier Cru Meursault Genevrières 2014

September 2016

92

Vinous

Bright, light yellow. Peachy fruit salad, lavender and crushed stone on the vibrant nose and palate (very good choice of harvest date here!). Concentrated and sweet, with harmonious acidity giving shape to the wine. Strong mineral extract leads to a satisfyingly saline, fine-grained finish with noteworthy persistence. Tactile yet seamless wine with lovely balance and an element of power. But lay it down for a few years.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Premier Cru Meursault Genevrières 2015

September 2016

89-91

Vinous

Apple, spices and subtle smoky oak on the nose. Round, ripe flavors of peach and pear are lifted by a note of lime blossom. Good energy here from the higher-altitude parcel on chalkier soil. This wine normally shows more minerality with bottle aging, notes Weber, but it's already suave and fine-grained, with good inner-mouth lift. Among the higher-acid 2015 whites here, at 4.2 grams per liter.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Premier Cru Meursault Genevrières 2015

September 2016

89-91

Vinous

Apple, spices and subtle smoky oak on the nose. Round, ripe flavors of peach and pear are lifted by a note of lime blossom. Good energy here from the higher-altitude parcel on chalkier soil. This wine normally shows more minerality with bottle aging, notes Weber, but it's already suave and fine-grained, with good inner-mouth lift. Among the higher-acid 2015 whites here, at 4.2 grams per liter.

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Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Premier Cru Meursault Genevrières 2013

May 2016

91

Decanter

Broad and lightly ginger-spiced nose; faintly reduced too but it opens up with more and more sweetness. Big and modestly opulent in the mouth, but with enough acidity to support the richness and a lovely ginger-infused mid-palate flavor that is utterly delicious.

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