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Bouchard Corton-Charlemagne 2017

Chardonnay from Aloxe-Corton, Côtes de Beaune, Burgundy, France
FWR 93-96
DE 95
ST 92-95
JM 94
TA 95
WS 94
13.0% ABV
Item # 334035

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750ml
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93-96 points Fine Wine Review: "Facing fully east. Yellow marl. Good acidity, tension, depth, steeliness; needs time, but should make an excellent Corton-Charlemagne in 8-10 years. (12/20/18)"

95 points Tim Atkin, MW (Decanter): "Bouchard have some of the biggest holdings of Corton-Charlemagne, at 3.9ha, all of them east-facing and high on the slope. This is perfumed and intense, with citrus rind and tangerine notes, chalky freshness and old-vine concentration. The oak is assertive but well integrated. Drinking Window: 2020-2027. (Oct 2018)"

92-95 points Stephen Tanzer (Vinous): "(from fruit picked on September 12 and 13): Aromas of lime, white flowers, spices and hazelnut. Powerful, thick, rich and deep; wonderfully silky and broad but with terrific spicy acidity giving it a light touch. This is extract-rich for a yield of nearly 45 hectoliters per hectare. Finishes tactile, dry and long, with an impression of tannic spine and repeating nutty nuances. (Sep 2018)"

94 points Jasper Morris, MW: "Clear bright primrose, very striking nose, a touch of attractive straight-off-the-stones reduction, delicious tense fruit on the palate, very dynamic, a little bit of Mirabelle behind, maybe a hint of nectarine, so ripe but stops well short of anything blowsy. Leaves an excellent aftertaste, very successful. Tasted: November 2018."

94 points Wine Spectator: "[$220 list] Concentrated, with a solid structure keeping this sleek and long. Lemon, apple, vanilla and pastry spice notes ply the dense texture, buoyed by vivid acidity. Balanced, with a long aftertaste echoing the fruit and spice flavors, retaining a chalky feel. Best from 2021 through 2029. 175 cases imported. (7/31/19)"

94 points James Suckling: "Super chalky with restrained notes of stones and minerals, as well as orange and clementine aromas and lightly spiced bread dough, in attractive mode. The palate has a smoothly layered and very approachable feel with a lot of plush, rich and ripe fruit, delivered in a channel of chalky freshness. Drink or hold. (1/23/19)"

Bill Nanson (Burgundy Report): "300m height, 3.85 hectares at the top of the hill, just above their Les Corton, east oriented with rows planted north-south, the intention being to preserve freshness. It’s important to wait for the maturity here. Ooh the most open nose here, citrus and melon fruited, fresh, energetic. Extra volume, mineral, clean, a certain architecture to the shape here. Ooh this is superior wine for sure. Bravo – and just soooo long! (11/16/18)"
93-96 points Fine Wine Review: "Facing fully east. Yellow marl. Good acidity, tension, depth, steeliness; needs time, but should make an excellent Corton-Charlemagne in 8-10 years. (12/20/18)"

95 points Tim Atkin, MW (Decanter): "Bouchard have some of the biggest holdings of Corton-Charlemagne, at 3.9ha, all of them east-facing and high on the slope. This is perfumed and intense, with citrus rind and tangerine notes, chalky freshness and old-vine concentration. The oak is assertive but well integrated. Drinking Window: 2020-2027. (Oct 2018)"

92-95 points Stephen Tanzer (Vinous): "(from fruit picked on September 12 and 13): Aromas of lime, white flowers, spices and hazelnut. Powerful, thick, rich and deep; wonderfully silky and broad but with terrific spicy acidity giving it a light touch. This is extract-rich for a yield of nearly 45 hectoliters per hectare. Finishes tactile, dry and long, with an impression of tannic spine and repeating nutty nuances. (Sep 2018)"

94 points Jasper Morris, MW: "Clear bright primrose, very striking nose, a touch of attractive straight-off-the-stones reduction, delicious tense fruit on the palate, very dynamic, a little bit of Mirabelle behind, maybe a hint of nectarine, so ripe but stops well short of anything blowsy. Leaves an excellent aftertaste, very successful. Tasted: November 2018."

94 points Wine Spectator: "[$220 list] Concentrated, with a solid structure keeping this sleek and long. Lemon, apple, vanilla and pastry spice notes ply the dense texture, buoyed by vivid acidity. Balanced, with a long aftertaste echoing the fruit and spice flavors, retaining a chalky feel. Best from 2021 through 2029. 175 cases imported. (7/31/19)"

94 points James Suckling: "Super chalky with restrained notes of stones and minerals, as well as orange and clementine aromas and lightly spiced bread dough, in attractive mode. The palate has a smoothly layered and very approachable feel with a lot of plush, rich and ripe fruit, delivered in a channel of chalky freshness. Drink or hold. (1/23/19)"

Bill Nanson (Burgundy Report): "300m height, 3.85 hectares at the top of the hill, just above their Les Corton, east oriented with rows planted north-south, the intention being to preserve freshness. It’s important to wait for the maturity here. Ooh the most open nose here, citrus and melon fruited, fresh, energetic. Extra volume, mineral, clean, a certain architecture to the shape here. Ooh this is superior wine for sure. Bravo – and just soooo long! (11/16/18)"
Product SKU 334035
Producer Bouchard
Country France
Region Burgundy
SubRegion Côtes de Beaune
Appellation Aloxe-Corton
Varietal Chardonnay
Designation Grand Cru
Vintage 2017
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 13.0%
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