Bouchard Pere & Fils Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2018

Rating: WS 95, DC 94, JS 94, JM 93-95, VN 92-94, RP 9,3 BH 92, JR 17/5/20

Year: 2018

5 in stock

TASTING NOTES

There is a creaminess to the texture in this white, whose profile borders on broad and muscular. Apple, lemon and stone flavors hold center court, while elements of spice and mineral lurk on the lingering finish. 

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator.

A pretty rich Grand Cru white, with breadth, texture and a drizzle of honey, but there's also plenty of balancing acidity, sap and minerality. Appealing stuff.

TA, Decanter.

This is very open, across a broad palate that shows ripe apples, pineapple and light tropical fruit. Hints of cream. Full-bodied, flavorful and delicious now. Will improve with age, but why wait? 

James Suckling, jamessuckling.

An exciting bouquet of beeswax and jasmine notes. The palate is livelier, demonstrating good tension. Quintessentially Corton-Charlemagne in texture, with a resinous, sappy finish that gets the saliva flowing. Drink over the next two decades. 

Neil Marin, Vinous.

Performing very well from bottle, offering up inviting aromas of pear, green pineapple, citrus oil, white flowers, lemon curd and fresh pastry. Medium to full-bodied, deep and nicely concentrated, it's muscular and structured, with racy acids and fine reserves of dry extract. This should age with class. 

William Kelley, Wine Advocate.

A more restrained and equally cool nose combines notes of green apple and pear with those of lemon rind and white flower. As one would reasonably expect, the mouthfeel of the medium weight flavors is more robust and muscular though they too display a lovely texture to the lightly mineral-inflected, focused and markedly dry finish.

Allen Meadows, Burghound.

Lovely intensity of chalk, stone fruit and almond, with a chalky, chewy palate-weight, and very good, creamy, nutty length. 

Tim Jackson, jancisrobinson.com

Pure lemon colour. This is very elegant, with a delicious purity, more suave than stony but the minerals are lurking. Absolutely white fruit, very stylish.

Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy.




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