Bouchard Pere et Fils Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru Double 2008

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A discreet touch of oak highlights the naturally spicy floral and high-toned orchard and green fruit aromas before giving way to textured, sappy and almost painfully intense full-bodied flavors brimming with both dry extract and ample minerality on the hugely long and impeccably balanced finish. This is a really lovely wine that possesses everything it needs to deliver a first-rate drinking experience with a decade of cellar time. As good as this is, and it is very impressive, it's not necessarily superior to the magnificent Perrières though it may require a bit more bottle age to arrive at its peak.Allen Meadows' Burghound94 points

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Bouchard Père et Fils:
Contrary to many wine growing regions, one of the particularities of Burgundy is the complete lack of the mixing of different grape varieties. There are two main varieties in Burgundy : Pinot Noir for the red wines; Chardonnay for the white wines. The reputation of the Grands Vins fins de Bourgogne is based on two varieties alone : Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. As early as 1866, Dr Jules Guyot i... Read more
Contrary to many wine growing regions, one of the particularities of Burgundy is the complete lack of the mixing of different grape varieties. There are two main varieties in Burgundy : Pinot Noir for the red wines; Chardonnay for the white wines. The reputation of the Grands Vins fins de Bourgogne is based on two varieties alone : Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. As early as 1866, Dr Jules Guyot in his book on viticulture of the centre north of France, wrote that: " the essence of the fine wines of the Côte d'Or, is the grape variety, the Pineau Noir or Noirien for the red wines; the Pineau Blanc or Chardenet for the white wines ". Read less
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Member Reviews for Bouchard Pere et Fils Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru Double

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Snooth User: Lindy Hemsley
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0.00 5
10/13/2009

Rich bubblegum fruit, sweet cinnamon and plum. Some nice cherry cola fruit on the palate but overall seemed lacking in acid balance and a bit flabby.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.00 5
01/29/2012

Fresh and juicy. Very nice! - WS Grand Tour 2011


Snooth User: Jimmy Cocktail
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4.50 5
06/20/2011

This may be the most complex of all the wines we tasted this evening as you expect from a Grand Cru. Scents of violet, lavender, lemon, mineral, cinnamon and ginger all made appearances at various times as I kept returning to the glass to find something new. Citrus, spice and mineral played on my tongue along with an intense acidity that needs time to mellow, yet the wine itself seemed very light on the palate. It will very definitely reward those patient enough to let it reach full maturity.


External Reviews for Bouchard Pere et Fils Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru Double

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/17/2011

A Chardonnay wine from Burgundy in France. 2008 Bouchard Pere et Fils Meursault Les Clous 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/14/2011

This is a classic example of Corton-Charlemagne with its impressively layered floral, green fruit, lime and stone-infused nose that precedes citrusy, precise and powerful mineral-driven flavors that possess real muscle on the almost painfully intense... Burghound. A Chardonnay wine from Burgundy in France. 2008 Bouchard, Pere et Fils Corton Charlemagne 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/17/2011

A gentle hint of wood sets off attractive aromas of red berry fruit, earth and rose petal that merge into supple and agreeable middle weight flavors that for all of the accessibility of the mid-palate also carry more than a little austerity over to t... Burghound. A Chardonnay wine from Burgundy in France. 2008 Bouchard Pere et Fils Beaune du Chateau (Domaine) 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

($121) Pale bright yellow Knockout high-pitched nose seduces with scents of violet, lavender, lemon, crushed stone, mint, cinnamon and ginger; this could be bottled as perfume. Then wonderfully rich, pure and deep but youthfully tight, with compellin... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Chardonnay wine from Burgundy in France. 2008 Bouchard Pere et Fils Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 750ml


External Review
Source: Vintners Cru
03/15/2012

As it usually does, this offers another level of aromatic complexity with a highly spiced nose trimmed in a subtle touch of wood that does not interfere with the overall transparency of either the nose or the palate as this is pure, classy and refined. Moreover, the tannins are also more refined, which is unusual, and this completely stains the palate on the hugely long finish. A balanced, stylish and beguiling Bèze that is built to age, and improve, for up to two decades. Burghound.com, Issue Apr 1, 2009, Allen Meadows


External Review
Source: Vintners Cru
03/15/2012

Like the Bèze, this is stunningly complex with ripe, layered and unusually expressive red berry fruit aromas that are cool and airy with background notes of cassis liqueur, all trimmed in a subtle touch of wood that gives way to the explosive, powerful, and seriously concentrated big-bodied and mineral-infused flavors that possess fine detail and almost painful intensity on the reserved, firm and youthfully austere finish that is hugely long. This is balanced and brooding yet quite stylish. Burghound.com, Issue Apr 1, 2009, Allen Meadows


External Review
Source: Vintners Cru
03/15/2012

This is a classic example of Corton-Charlemagne with its impressively layered floral, green fruit, lime and stone-infused nose that precedes citrusy, precise and powerful mineral-driven flavors that posses real muscle on the almost painfully intense and steely finish that delivers striking length. While it's not quite as great as the Montrachet, it easily holds its own. A wine to own but note that only the patient will ever see it at its best as this is likely to evolve glacially. Burghound.com , Issue 39 3rd Quarter 2010, Allen Meadows


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A discreet touch of oak highlights the naturally spicy floral and high-toned orchard and green fruit aromas before giving way to textured, sappy and almost painfully intense full-bodied flavors brimming with both dry extract and ample minerality on the hugely long and impeccably balanced finish. This is a really lovely wine that possesses everything it needs to deliver a first-rate drinking experience with a decade of cellar time. As good as this is, and it is very impressive, it's not necessarily superior to the magnificent Perrières though it may require a bit more bottle age to arrive at its peak.Allen Meadows' Burghound94 points

Dietary Information: Organic

Closure: Cork


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