Domaine Bouchard Pere & Fils Journey Case 2018
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“Bouchard has become one of Burgundy’s best wineries.” – Wine Spectator
The Bouchard Père & Fils Estate holds the finest plots in the most prestigious Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune vineyards, more than two-thirds of which are planted in Grand Cru and Premier Cru appellations since 1731. These unique and exceptional holdings enable them to produce very pure expressions of the many different terroirs.
A fine wooden box containing a selecting 6 of the finest Premier Cru of 2018 vintage, including a map specifying the plots in the Beaune’s vineyard of each wine, the technical sheet of each wine as well as a leaflet indicating the number of the limited edition:
1x Beaune Rouge
1x Beaune Les Avaux Premier Cru
1x Beaune Les Teurons Premier Cru
1x Beaune Les Marconnets Premier Cru
1x Beaune Clos de la Mousse Premier Cru
1x Beaune Grèves 1er Cru, Vigne de L'Enfant Jésus
2018 Bouchard Père & Fils, Beaune Rouge
This Beaune red comes from five parcels, located in the prolongation of the famous Clos des Mouches and above the Aigrots. The clay-limestone sub-soil, with a predominance of clay, well suits the Pinot Noir which expresses itself here with richness, softness and refinement. A delicate bouquet of red fruit combines with a pleasant touch of oak. Rich, tender and refined on the palate.
2018 Bouchard Père & Fils, Beaune Les Avaux 1er Cru
The name of Les Avaux comes from the lieu-dit "Vaux". Its steep-sloped and clay-limestone sub-soil contributes to the racy elegance of this Premier Cru.
2018 Bouchard Père & Fils, Beaune Les Teurons 1er Cru
Situated near the town of Beaune, between "Les Grèves" and the "Clos de la Mousse", "Les Teurons" is a vineyard situated on a hillock and famous for its class and harmony.
"The 2018 Beaune Les Teurons 1er Cru comes from a southeast-facing limestone parcel that produces naturally low yields. It has a ripe, slightly confit-like bouquet with touches of fig and date infusing the black cherry and strawberry fruit. The medium-bodied palate features sappy black fruit." - Vinous 87-89 pts
2018 Bouchard Père & Fils, Beaune Les Marconnets 1er Cru
Bouchard Père & Fils has owned vineyards here since 1791 and today harvests from 2.32 hectares situated at the northernmost point of the territory of Beaune. The layers of grey, marly chalk give this Premier Cru distinction, character, elegance and bouquet. Fruit aromas combine with a musky note and a delicate oaky hint on the nose. Firm and well-built, this wine is both full-bodied and elegant, giving it all its personality. Good ageing potential.
2018 Bouchard Père & Fils, Beaune Clos de la Mousse 1er Cru
The wine comes from a 3.36-hectare terraced monopole with a Southeast exposure.
"The aromas of red and black raspberry aromas that display a floral nuance of violet. The sleek, intense and beautifully delineated medium weight flavors possess a refreshing salinity on the firm, intense and built-to-age finale." - Allen Meadows 91 pts
2018 Bouchard Père & Fils, Beaune Grèves 1er Cru, Vigne de L'Enfant Jésus
This is a signature wine from Bouchard Père et Fils and from the very best part of Beaune Grèves. The vineyard has been a monopole for more than 100 years.
"Ripe and brooding aromas speak of poached plum, spice and plenty of freshly turned earth scents. The medium-bodied flavors possess good delineation and an attractive mouthfeel before terminating in a lingering, youthfully austere and mouth coating finish that is shaped by a firmly tannic spine. This slightly warm effort is a big and very serious Beaune that is going to require plenty of time to arrive at its full apogee. Worth checking out." - Allen Meadows 92 pts