Source: January 2022 Week 3, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 20th Jan 2022 (RP-95-97)
The compelling 2020 Montrachet Grand Cru wafts from the glass with aromas of ripe pear and citrus fruit mingled with honeycomb, white flowers, fresh bread and baking spices. Full-bodied, ample and multidimensional, it’s richly layered, with a textural attack that segues into an ample, fleshy mid-palate and a long, saline finish. Despite its scale, it remains beautifully precise. This is first rate.
Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022 (JS-98)
Very impressive nose of Amalfi lemon, bergamot, tarte a l’orange and wild herbs. Very ripe and rich, but with a massive structure beneath all the richness. Built on a huge scale, but with excellent freshness. So much chalky power, and this makes it feel like a huge wave is pouring over you. So precisely balanced, with great minerality at the bold finish. From an 0.89-hectare plot. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.
Source: Decanter.com, Tasted by Charles Curtis MW(at Burgundy, 10 Nov 2021) Decanter Top 2019 Burgundies – (D: 98)
This wine has everything. Bouchard farms 0.89ha of well-positioned vines in Montrachet south of Ramonet on the Puligny side (and north of the first DRC block in Chassagne). The grapes are pressed slowly as whole clusters before fermentation in cask (only 15% new) to accent the purity of fruit. The exquisite aromas range from citrus and green apple, to riper apple, apricot and peach, with hints of chamomile, cream and bitter underpinned with a firm minerality. This vintage truly has an impressive depth of flavour and persistence on the palate.
Drinking Window 2025 – 2060
In the 13th century, the Cistercian monks received a few feet of located on “Mont Chauve” or “Mount Rachaz” between Puligny and Chassagne. Over the centuries, the Montrachet has earned the nicknames “White Vine of the Lord” or “King of Kings.” It is considered today as the greatest white wine the world’s dry. Coming from a very poor terroir, it provides proof that the greatest wines often come from regions where growing conditions are most important Extreme. In 1838, the Maison Bouchard Pere-Son acquired 89 acres of this vineyard Unique.
TASTING NOTE: Exquisite bouquet with multiple aromas skillfully mixed with a note grilled. Perfect harmony of power, creaminess and delicacy. The king of kings. Very good custody potential.
METS/VINS ACCORDS: Noble fish and crustaceans in sauce, foie gras.
SERVICE TEMPERATURE: Between 12 and 14 degrees Celsius
WARNING POTENTIAL: 7 to 10 years and older
K N O W – H O W
HARVEST: manual, in small boxes of 13 kg. Careful manual sorting of each cluster.
VINIFICATION: Pressing takes place in two phases: the first juices are removed, and then pressing in a two-hour cycle.
MATURING: 12 to 13 months in French oak barrels, with up to 15% of new barrels depending on the Vintage.
AGEING: The cellars of the Bastions of the former Ch?teau de Beaune offer ideal environmental conditions. Thanks to natural humidity and temperatures this Grand Cru enjoys from an early age a perfectly adapted environment to a serene ageing.
V I N E Y A R D
GRAPE VARIETY: Chardonnay
EXPOSITION: East /South East
SOIL OF THE APPELATION: Gravelly, limestone of the triassic
TOTAL SURFACE OF THE APPELATION IN PRODUCTION:7.99 hectares
DOMAIN SURFACE IN PRODUCTION: 0.89 hectares