2018 Bouchard Beaune du Chateau 1er Cru Blanc

92 Points John Caro
In stock
Elegant with citrus and minerals, this special cuvee has been released since 1907. Top 1er Cru sites are vinified separately 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. A harmonious and complete wine, and serious value at this price.
$62.99 in mixed 6+ or $69.99 per bottle



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

16.5/20 JancisRobinson.com, Tim Jackson MW

"Generous, warm nose with baking spice and peachy tones. Creamy and spicy, with plenty of presence. Nice balance of richness and freshness." Drink 2022 - 2028

Vinous, Neal Martin

"The 2018 Beaune du Château Blanc 1er Cru comes from five Premier Crus. It has an attractive yellow plum and jasmine bouquet with a touch of orange blossom. The well-balanced palate displays a fine bead of acidity." Drink 2020 - 2025

90/100 Burghound, Allen Meadows

"Here too there is a wisp of the exotic on the mostly white orchard fruit and citrus-scented nose. The rich, round and generously proportioned medium-bodied flavors that also culminate in a bitter lemon-inflected finale." Drink 2022+

Variety Chardonnay
Region Burgundy
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2020 - 2028

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