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2015 Bouchard Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru

2015 Bouchard Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru

94 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2015 Bouchard Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru
94 Points Parker's Wine Advocate

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A powerful Chardonnay from one of the world's greatest vineyards. High on the Corton hill, the Charlemagne site is perfect for age-worthy Chardonnay – the elevation and limestone soils giving freshness and balance even in hot years, making it a consistent treasure. Deep citrus and pith flavours along with ripe tree fruits provide drive to the palate, while a firm stony minerality gives noble presence and complexity. This intense focus makes it a style to age, allowing breadth and development to layer and soften its power. But being a safe bet from a hot 2015, this rounded and ripe Corton-Charlemagne will not only age for decades but offer lush fruit in the shorter term.

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$260.00 in mixed 6+ or $290.00 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

92-94/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Neal Martin

"The 2015 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru has a composed, citrus peel, granitic bouquet that feels a little "cooler" than others that I have encountered, the altitude and clay soils lending this the reserve to counterbalance the precocity of the growing season. The palate is well balanced with pleasing acidity, tightly-wound with a noticeable marine element that becomes more pronounced towards the finish. It has the weight and intensity you expect from a Corton-Charlemagne and it should repay those who cellar it for 5-7 years. This is a fine effort in such a warm vintage." Drink 2018 - 2032

93/100 Burghound, Allen Meadows

"This is perhaps the freshest wine in the range and the least marked by the high ripeness of the vintage with its wonderfully pure nose of citrus elements that combine with floral and green apple scents. There is fine intensity to the muscular, dense and powerful broad-shouldered flavors that even manage to display a certain refinement on the sleek, dry and wonderfully long finish. Good stuff and while I wouldn't describe this as classic in style, it still offers much to like." Drink 2023+

91-93/100 Vinous, Stephen Tanzer

"(from a high-altitude, windy, east-facing vineyard in which maturity generally arrives late, preserving the wine's freshness): Very pale color. Pungent aromas of apple, spices, toast, white flowers and flinty minerality. Lovely fresh apricot fruit is given verve by enlivening acidity and a touch of orange peel. In a very ripe, extract-rich style, finishing with a slightly tannic impression and a touch of bitter orange. This would make a great digestif. The crop level here was just 29 hectoliters per hectare as a sizable percentage of these vines are 80 years old. This wine actually showed a creamier, sweeter middle palate as it opened in the glass."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Burgundy

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2032

This Wine Goes Well With

with PORK
with SALMON
with SEAFOOD

Taste

3

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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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