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2011 Bouchard Chevalier Montrachet

2011 Bouchard Chevalier Montrachet

94 Points Wine Spectator
2011 Bouchard Chevalier Montrachet
94 Points Wine Spectator

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A superb example from the Grand Cru second only to Le Montrachet itself. Cooler 2011 has played into the hands of the Chevalier, the south-east aspect allowing the vineyard's trademark opulent ripeness to come through, with flavours tilting almost into the tropical spectrum, but beautifully held together by linear acidity and the mineral core playing a more forward role than usual. This is drinking beautifully now, but with the option for a longer development. Collect!

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$430.00 in mixed 6+ or $480.00 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Chardonnay

Its Origins

Today the Burgundian wine domaine of Bouchard Pere et Fils can trace its origins back to 1731, though it is no longer family owned. In 1995 the Champagne house Joseph Henriot acquired the company and quality has risen as a consequence. Bouchard is led by Stéphane Follin Arbelet, while the wines are made by Philippe Prost - who has been with the company since 1978. An impressive gravity-flow winery on the Route de Savigny, the Cuvérie St Vincent, was completed in 2005 and enables them to process all their wines with optimum efficiency. Bouchard’s total holdings comprise 130 hectares, including 12ha of grand crus and 74ha of premier crus, which makes them the largest vineyard owners in the Côte d’Or.

What The Critics Say

94/100 Wine Spectator

"A ripe style, displaying lime, apricot, peach, baked apple, toast, spice and caramel flavours. Creamy in texture, leaving a tactile sensation on the lengthy finish. Best from 2017 through 2027."

93/100 Burghound, Allen Meadows

"This is also ultra-pure and very cool with its essence of white flowers, citrus, green apple, pear and mineral reduction scents. There is outstanding verve and cut to the driving, concentrated and wonderfully intense middle weight flavors that seem to be extracted directly from liquid rock. The saline-infused finish is relatively dry but not especially austere and reflects well the naturally refined and classy mouth feel of a classic Chevalier. While there is no noticeable qualitative difference between this and the Corton-Charlemagne, I prefer the elegance and refinement of the Chevalier."

93+/100 Vinous, Stephen Tanzer

"Good bright, pale yellow-straw. Perfumed aromas of peach pit and vanillin oak, lifted by spicy high notes. Rich and concentrated but light on its feet. Shows sweet stone fruit flavors and very good breadth on the front half, then turns firmer and more saline on the back end, finishing dry and brisk, with lingering notes of citrus peel and white peach. Boasts a lovely core of sweet fruit but this will need patience."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Burgundy

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.50%

  • Maturity

    2017 - 2027

This Wine Goes Well With

with CHICKEN
with FISH
with PORK

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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