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Bouchard Meursault 1er cru Charmes 2018

Chardonnay from Meursault, Côtes de Beaune, Burgundy, France
DE 94
WFW 93
WA 91-93
V 91-93
JM 91-93
13.5% ABV
Item # 336801

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94 points Tim Atkin, MW (Decanter): "Often picked last among Bouchard Père's white wine vineyards -as was the case in 2018 - this comes from a parcel in Les Charmes-Dessous that was planted in the mid-1950s. Racy, zippy and chiselled, it's one of those wines that reflects its proximity to Puligny-Montrachet, finishing with notes of aniseed and citrus and stylishly integrated 15% new wood. Drinking Window: 2022-2030. (Oct 2019)"

93 points World of Fine Wine: "Pure, intense, very complex, very tight, very restrained and subtle. Smoke on the finish, very fine and elegant: linearity made flesh. (Issue #67; 2020)"

91-93 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "Aromas of crisp orchard fruit, dried white flowers, blanched almonds and fresh pastry introduce the 2018 Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes, a medium to full-bodied, layered and enveloping wine that's muscular and structured, with good depth at the core and a lively, saline finish. (Jan 2020)"

91-93 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 2018 Meursault Charmes 1er Cru has a rich, generous bouquet of dried honey and pressed yellow flower aromas; a touch of walnut emerges with time in the glass. The palate is taut and fresh on the entry, displaying a little more tension than the Gouttes d’Or, and demonstrates pleasing mineralité and complexity on the finish. Wonderful harmony here. Excellent. Drink: 2022-2038. (Jan 2020)"

91-93 points Jasper Morris, MW: "Lower slope. Clear pale yellow. Picked relatively late, cooler deeper soil. Still in barrel. Plump white fruit. Excellent tension to this, some yellow fruit notes towards the back, a fairly substantial wine but still with a fresh finish. (Nov 2019)"
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94 points Tim Atkin, MW (Decanter): "Often picked last among Bouchard Père's white wine vineyards -as was the case in 2018 - this comes from a parcel in Les Charmes-Dessous that was planted in the mid-1950s. Racy, zippy and chiselled, it's one of those wines that reflects its proximity to Puligny-Montrachet, finishing with notes of aniseed and citrus and stylishly integrated 15% new wood. Drinking Window: 2022-2030. (Oct 2019)"

93 points World of Fine Wine: "Pure, intense, very complex, very tight, very restrained and subtle. Smoke on the finish, very fine and elegant: linearity made flesh. (Issue #67; 2020)"

91-93 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "Aromas of crisp orchard fruit, dried white flowers, blanched almonds and fresh pastry introduce the 2018 Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes, a medium to full-bodied, layered and enveloping wine that's muscular and structured, with good depth at the core and a lively, saline finish. (Jan 2020)"

91-93 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 2018 Meursault Charmes 1er Cru has a rich, generous bouquet of dried honey and pressed yellow flower aromas; a touch of walnut emerges with time in the glass. The palate is taut and fresh on the entry, displaying a little more tension than the Gouttes d’Or, and demonstrates pleasing mineralité and complexity on the finish. Wonderful harmony here. Excellent. Drink: 2022-2038. (Jan 2020)"

91-93 points Jasper Morris, MW: "Lower slope. Clear pale yellow. Picked relatively late, cooler deeper soil. Still in barrel. Plump white fruit. Excellent tension to this, some yellow fruit notes towards the back, a fairly substantial wine but still with a fresh finish. (Nov 2019)"
Product SKU 336801
Producer Bouchard
Country France
Region Burgundy
SubRegion Côtes de Beaune
Appellation Meursault
Varietal Chardonnay
Designation Premier Cru
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 13.5%
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