2017 Bouchard Beaune du Chateau 1er Cru Blanc

92 Points John Caro
In stock
Elegant with citrus and minerals, this special cuvee has been released by Bouchard since 1907. It is a blend of top 1er Cru sites all vinified seperately, then crafted as a true portrait of this most classic Chardonnay terroir. Such quality sources allow the concentration and ripeness to benefit from 9-10 months in oak, a small portion of which is new. At this price a harmonious and complete wine, and very serious value.
$69.99 in mixed 6+ or $77.99 per bottle

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

88-90/100 Vinous, Neal Martin

"The 2017 Beaune du Château Blanc 1er Cru comes from 10 hectares over five different Premier Crus. It has a pretty apricot blossom and white peach bouquet that opens nicely in the glass. The fresh palate is a little oaky on the entry – just 15% though, and that will be absorbed. The well-defined, commercially savvy finish shows a touch of brioche on the aftertaste." Drink 2020 - 2030

88-90/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, William Kelley

"The 2017 Beaune 1er Cru du Château Blanc displays aromas of green orchard fruit, blanched almonds and white flowers, followed by a medium-bodied, elegantly delicate palate with good concentration and a saline finish. Supple and open-knit, it will drink well in its youth."

Variety Chardonnay
Region Burgundy
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2019 - 2030

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with CHICKEN
with SEAFOOD

Taste

3

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