2019 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.
$69.99 in mixed 6+ or $77.99 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 Jancis Robinson

"Cask sample. Bright gold with a green streak. Lightly smoky nose with a very light mineral hint. Quite a weighty example. Broad impact on the palate with a little freshness on the end. Well behaved and middle-of-the-road balance – neither austere nor heavy. Well done! Should gain in complexity." Drink 2021 - 2028

87-89/100 Burghound, Allen Meadows

"A discreet application of wood sets off aromas of white orchard fruit compote, spice and a hint of ripe citrus. The exceptionally rich medium-bodied flavors possess a suave texture that carries over to the delicious and generously proportioned finale. This isn't racy but it is satisfying in its fashion." Drink 2023+

Variety Chardonnay
Region Burgundy
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2021 - 2028

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