2019 Bouchard Beaune du Chateau 1er Cru Red Burgundy

92 Points Allen Meadows, Burghound
In stock
Superb value, this delicious Pinot Noir comes from Premier Cru-rated vineyards in Burgundy's famous Beaune. This locale's charming, gentle fruit-ripeness and softness balances against the minerality from the marly limestone soils. Real concentration here allows a serious oak regime to round the Beaune du Chateau into a complex and compelling frame on this classic style. A powerful 1er Cru Burgundy for the same price as a standard Kiwi Pinot!
$69.99 in mixed 6+ or $77.99 per bottle

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, enabling 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

89-92/100 Burghound, Allen Meadows

"This is decidedly riper with its aromas of poached plum, mocha, black cherry liqueur and anise. The delicious middle weight flavors possess very good energy and richness while exhibiting fine length on the dusty bitter cherry pit-inflected finale. This mouthcoating effort should be approachable young but age well too over the mid-term." Drink 2027+

89-91+/100 Parker's wine Advocate, William Kelley

"A medium to full-bodied, velvety wine evocative of cherries, smoky plums, spices and dark chocolate. Charming and perfumed, it's an elegant wine that gets my nod as the finest Beaune du Château for some time."

92/100 Decanter, Tim Atkin (2017 vintage)

"Part of the Bouchard range since 1907, this wine features 17 of the extensive lineup of Beaune premiers crus, grown on a mixture of soil types. Part of Frédéric Weber's skill lies in the blending of all these different cuvées to produce a wine that's textured, floral and sweet, with subtle reduction, some whole-bunch spice and a backdrop of 35% new wood."

Variety Pinot Noir
Region Burgundy
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2021 - 2030

This Wine Goes Well With

with DUCK
with PORK
with POULTRY

Taste

3

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