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2015 Bouchard Le Corton Grand Cru

2015 Bouchard Le Corton Grand Cru

95 Points Allen Meadows, Burghound
2015 Bouchard Le Corton Grand Cru
95 Points Allen Meadows, Burghound

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With 2015 a warm vintage that is getting people excited, the 2015 Le Corton is especially good. Le Corton vineyard faces south-east at the very top of the Corton Hill, enjoying the longest exposure to the morning sun and protection from the treeline. Here thin, arid, lime-rich soils ensure powerful fruit with impressive body and complexity. The result is a wine of real depth that is capable of benefiting from new oak, in this case 12-14 months in wood with almost half of it new. This is powerful and big-boned wine, but thanks to the generosity of the 2015 vintage you can choose whether to drink soon or age for the medium term.

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$165.00 in mixed 6+ or $185.00 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Pinot Noir

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

92-95/100 Burghound, Allen Meadows

"Here the wood treatment is a bit more discreet though it's still not subtle on the exceptionally cool and fresh but ripe nose that offers up plenty of sauvage and earth hints that suffuse the black cherry and lilac scents. The dense, bold and overtly muscular and powerful big-bodied flavors possess an abundance of sappy extract that coats the palate and buffers the extremely firm tannic spine on the immensely persistent finish that is less austere than it usually is. This is breathtakingly good and despite my extended drinking window, it should be approachable after only 7 to 8 years."

91-94/100 Vinous, Stephen Tanzer

"(from east-facing vines at the top of the appellation, at an altitude of 300 meters; picked on September 10): Bright red-ruby. Medicinal scents of kirsch and licorice show a positive burnt note. Distinctly tighter and more clenched than the Pommard Rugiens, without the early pliancy of that wine but with terrific energy and clarity to its black fruit and licorice flavors. This very young, juicy, firmly tannic wine needs time to harmonize but has all the elements to make a superb bottle."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Noir

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Burgundy

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2035

This Wine Goes Well With

with LAMB
with MILD CHEESE
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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