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
91-93/100 and rated Sweet Spot Outstanding in Burghound, Allen Meadows
"An attractively layered nose combines notes of red currant, plum, violet, lilac, earth and a lovely spice hint. The mouth feel of the medium weight flavors is finer as the supporting tannins are also very fine, all wrapped in a well-balanced and sneaky long finale. This beauty is worth considering as it's a Beaune of finesse." Drink 2023+
89-92/100 Vinous, Stephen Tanzer
"(these vines sit on two meters of dense red clay and are never troubled by drought, according to Weber): Bright red-ruby. Sexy scents of red- and blackcurrant, iron and tobacco, plus a whiff of animal fur. At once sweet and salty, displaying a fine-grained texture to its black cherry fruit. I find this gentler and more velvety than the Beaune du Château, with sweeter tannins."
Parker's Wine Advocate, Neal Martin
"The 2015 Beaune 1er Cru Clos de la Mousse, a 3.36-hectare monopole, has a well defined, fresh bouquet with black cherries intermingling violet and cassis. This is lively and quite vivacious. The palate is medium-bodied with smooth, quite saturated tannin and with commendable depth. It would benefit from more complexity and nuance towards the finish, however, that will develop with time. Give this a couple of years after bottling." Drink 2019 - 2028
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