Bouchard Le Corton 2018

Pinot Noir from Aloxe-Corton, Côtes de Beaune, Burgundy, France
FWR 95-97
JM 92-95
TA 94
WA 92-94
AM 93
JS 93
14.0% ABV
Item # 336808

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95-97 points Fine Wine Review: "Earthy (positive) nose. Exotic, pure, complex black and red fruits, good freshness and finesse. Medium-weight, smooth, complex, round tannins. Should drink well young and is a great success. 300 m altitude — highest Pinot location for Domaine Bouchard. Domaine wine. (4/1/20)"

92-95 points Jasper Morris, MW: "Clear bright fresh purple. Light clay, red coloured on top of hard Corton limestone. Lively deep plums and some dark raspberry, very slinky and seductive with some black fruit on the palate, but retains a lively limestone feel to it. Very persistent. (Nov 2019)"

94 points Tim Atkin, MW.

92-94 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "The 2018 Le Corton Grand Cru is a particular success, revealing lovely aromas of orange rind, peonies, wild berries, grilled game and earthy forest floor. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, elegant and precise, with good concentration and a long, mineral finish. Weber opted to ferment the old-vine fruit from this climat with some 20% whole cluster. (Jan 2020)"

93 points and 'Sweet spot,' Allen Meadows (Burghound): "Ample wood influence is present on the cool and pure essence of baked plum liqueur, earth and plenty of floral and spice nuances. There is excellent size, weight and power to the large-scaled but not ponderous flavors that are also shaped by very firm tannins on the beautifully long if slightly warm finale. This is very promising and should ultimately prove to be very long-lived. Drink: 2033+. (Apr 2020)"

93 points James Suckling: "A firm, linear red with ripe strawberries and raspberries and some hazelnuts and citrus rind. It’s medium-to full-bodied with lightly chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Tight at the end. Drink after 2022. (8/25/20)"
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95-97 points Fine Wine Review: "Earthy (positive) nose. Exotic, pure, complex black and red fruits, good freshness and finesse. Medium-weight, smooth, complex, round tannins. Should drink well young and is a great success. 300 m altitude — highest Pinot location for Domaine Bouchard. Domaine wine. (4/1/20)"

92-95 points Jasper Morris, MW: "Clear bright fresh purple. Light clay, red coloured on top of hard Corton limestone. Lively deep plums and some dark raspberry, very slinky and seductive with some black fruit on the palate, but retains a lively limestone feel to it. Very persistent. (Nov 2019)"

94 points Tim Atkin, MW.

92-94 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "The 2018 Le Corton Grand Cru is a particular success, revealing lovely aromas of orange rind, peonies, wild berries, grilled game and earthy forest floor. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, elegant and precise, with good concentration and a long, mineral finish. Weber opted to ferment the old-vine fruit from this climat with some 20% whole cluster. (Jan 2020)"

93 points and 'Sweet spot,' Allen Meadows (Burghound): "Ample wood influence is present on the cool and pure essence of baked plum liqueur, earth and plenty of floral and spice nuances. There is excellent size, weight and power to the large-scaled but not ponderous flavors that are also shaped by very firm tannins on the beautifully long if slightly warm finale. This is very promising and should ultimately prove to be very long-lived. Drink: 2033+. (Apr 2020)"

93 points James Suckling: "A firm, linear red with ripe strawberries and raspberries and some hazelnuts and citrus rind. It’s medium-to full-bodied with lightly chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Tight at the end. Drink after 2022. (8/25/20)"
Product SKU 336808
Producer Bouchard
Country France
Region Burgundy
SubRegion Côtes de Beaune
Appellation Aloxe-Corton
Varietal Pinot Noir
Designation Grand Cru
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
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