⭐️92+/100⭐️ Domaine Bouchard Père & Fils Corton-Charlemagne

⭐️92+/100⭐️ Domaine Bouchard Père & Fils Corton-Charlemagne

2/22/2021, 12:54:28 PM
⭐️92+/100⭐️ Domaine Bouchard Père & Fils Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru, 2015 📍Côte de Beaune, Bourgogne, France🇫🇷 🍇 100% Chardonnay ⚡️14% Tasted: January 2021 Domaine Bouchard, established in 1731, is one of the oldest wineries in Bourgogne and also the largest owner of Premier- and Grand Crus in Côte d’Or with around 12 hectares of Grand Crus and 74 hectares of 1er Crus. Besides this, they also buy high quality grapes. Like almost all great wineries, this one has also had its ups and downs through the years. But especially after Joseph Henriot bought the estate back in 1995, the quality has risen enormously - especially with the modernisation of the winery in 2005. A funny story, true or not, is that the vines of Corton-Charlemagne (named after Charles the Great, ruling from 768-814) required a part of the hill of Corton planted with Chardonnay, because red wine discolored his beard… Their own vines have been organically cultivated since 2000 without certificate (applied for in 2020). The Corton-Charlemagne is rested 13 months in French oak of 15% new ones (varies a bit depending on the vintage). Very heavy aromas from this one! You can almost feel the fatness inside you nose. Elements of pineapple, yellow plum and apple, lemon curd, aged hard cheese, butterscotch, honey, candied ginger, smoke (from the btw very well integrated oak), buttercup, fresh yellow hay, minerality and mild menthol. The palate is full-bodied with only medium(-) acidity. It’s a Chardonnay concentrate, almost oily in texture. Warm yellow fruits mixed with brioche, lemongrass, unsalted peanuts, honey and s nice (baking)spicy finish. The minerality is very fine, and together with the use of oak, quite a nice structure balances the general weight. Picture from Enomania in September. Can’t wait for restaurants/bars to reopen🥺 Spottet at @eriksorensenvin #wine #winelover #cortoncharlemagne #bouchard #bourgogne #beaune #grandcru #chardonnay #vin #vinblanc #vino #vinobianco #wineporn #enomania #copenhagen #gourmet #risotto #organicwine #burgundy #rarewine #finewine #winereview #cultwine #sommlife #sommelier #winetime #france #frenchwine #🍷

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