Bouchard Corton-Charlemagne 2018

Chardonnay from Aloxe-Corton, Côtes de Beaune, Burgundy, France
JM 93-95
FWR 93-95
DE 94
V 92-94
Item # 336807

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93-95 points Jasper Morris, MW: "A wall marking an underlying geological fault separates this from their red Corton. It is the last white to be picked. Always very healthy, especially since some of the wood above has been cut back. Just racked. Fine 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. (Nov 2019)"

93-95 points Fine Wine Review: "Wild, floral nose. Wild fruits in mouth, dense, red fruits, grapefruits. Dense. Nervy. Like Montrachet, pick later than before. Vineyard is 100% east-facing in Ladoix (Tollot-Beaut, Faiveley are there, too). Domaine wine. (4/3/20)"

94 points Tim Atkin, MW (Decanter): "Bouchard Père's Corton-Charlemagne hails from a cool, east-facing site on yellow marls soils in Aloxe-Corton and is one of the last parcels to be picked. Fermented in 20% new wood, it's still 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. Drinking Window: 2022-2030. (Oct 2019)"

92-94 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 2018 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru comes from 3.9 hectares of east-facing vines at 350m altitude. It has an attractive if not quite 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. Drink: 2021-2042. (Jan 2020)"
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93-95 points Jasper Morris, MW: "A wall marking an underlying geological fault separates this from their red Corton. It is the last white to be picked. Always very healthy, especially since some of the wood above has been cut back. Just racked. Fine 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. (Nov 2019)"

93-95 points Fine Wine Review: "Wild, floral nose. Wild fruits in mouth, dense, red fruits, grapefruits. Dense. Nervy. Like Montrachet, pick later than before. Vineyard is 100% east-facing in Ladoix (Tollot-Beaut, Faiveley are there, too). Domaine wine. (4/3/20)"

94 points Tim Atkin, MW (Decanter): "Bouchard Père's Corton-Charlemagne hails from a cool, east-facing site on yellow marls soils in Aloxe-Corton and is one of the last parcels to be picked. Fermented in 20% new wood, it's still 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. Drinking Window: 2022-2030. (Oct 2019)"

92-94 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 2018 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru comes from 3.9 hectares of east-facing vines at 350m altitude. It has an attractive if not quite 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. Drink: 2021-2042. (Jan 2020)"
Product SKU 336807
Producer Bouchard
Country France
Region Burgundy
SubRegion Côtes de Beaune
Appellation Aloxe-Corton
Varietal Chardonnay
Designation Grand Cru
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color White
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