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
90-92/100 Vinous, Neal Martin
"The 2018 Monthélie Clos Les Champs Fulliot 1er Cru comes from a 0.8-hectare clos on chalky soil, on the same contours as Clos des Chênes. It has a deeper and more concentrated bouquet compared to the Les Duresses, offering blackberry, boysenberry and wild hedgerow aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red berry fruit. There is good backbone here, along with well-judged acidity and freshness. The mineral-driven finish feels persistent. Excellent." Drink 2021 - 2033
88-90+/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, William Kelley
"The 2018 Monthélie 1er Cru Clos des Champs Fulliot offers up scents of raspberries, blackberries and licorice, followed by a medium to full-bodied, lively and muscular palate that was still a little compact when I tasted it. I suspect it will flesh out with further élevage. — Bouchard's Frédéric Weber was demonstrably satisfied with his 2018 portfolio, and he has every reason to be. Ripe but controlled, this is a very consistent range of fleshy but structured reds—which readers might think of as a more rounded version of the 2005 vintage."
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