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
94-97/100 Vinous, Stephen Tanzer
"Dark red-ruby. Knockout high-toned nose combines dark raspberry, violet, minerals and gingerbread, plus a note of cherries macerated in alcohol. Offers a rare and almost painful combination of silky fullness, fruit sweetness and salty energy, filling the mouth with perfume while conveying a magical lightness. Finishes with noble tannins and outstanding floral lift and length."
93-96/100 Allen Meadows, Burghound
"This possesses one of the most complex noses in the range and features a panoply of spice elements along with exceptionally fresh and dense black fruit, violet and plum aromas which are trimmed in generous oak and menthol notes. There is excellent power to the focused, intense and attractively vibrant flavors that have a firm yet silky mouth feel before terminating in an explosively if ever-so-slightly warm finish. This stony built-to-age beauty is quite firmly structured but not forbidding as it's not particularly austere." Drink 2036+
93-95/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Neal Martin
"The 2016 Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru has much better definition and focus than the Chapelle-Chambertin at this stage: copious black and red fruit that feels more regimented and precise. The palate is well balanced with fine tannin, layers of blackberry, blueberry and a touch of burnt toast leading to a structured and symmetrical finish that bodes well for bottle age. This will rank alongside the 2015 Clos de Bèze—superb." Drink 2020 - 2045
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