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Vintners Cru USD 119.99 750ml

Bouchard Père et Fils Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Bouchard Père & Fils bought their holding of Corton-Charlemagne in<br/>1909. The new vintage is strikingly fresh on the nose with a tingling sense of<br/>minerality. This will develop superbly.

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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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.


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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


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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: 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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Bouchard Père & Fils bought their holding of Corton-Charlemagne in<br/>1909. The new vintage is strikingly fresh on the nose with a tingling sense of<br/>minerality. This will develop superbly.

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