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Bouchard Montrachet Grand Cru 2018

Chardonnay from Puligny-Montrachet, Côtes de Beaune, Burgundy, France
JM 95-98
JS 97
FWR 93-96
WA 95
DE 95
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Item # 338156

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$849.00

750ml
Pre-arrival (ETA: Nov 2022) 3 Available
 
95-98 points Jasper Morris, MW: "Racked from barrel to foudre. Clean pure light colour. Great tension on the nose, clearly very high class, no detail to speak of, and nor should there be. A massive bench of white fruit, suggests the nose. This completely masters the palate but brilliantly cleanly defined, nothing heavy. Sublime length and now the little nuances do start to appear. (Nov 2019)"

97 points James Suckling: "The finish is what really makes this the great grand cru that it is. It’s full-bodied, yet so tight and compressed with a very dense center palate. Compact and solid with a superb core of fruit. So much dried-apple, cream, nougat, stone and mineral character. Some white truffle, too. It’s tight and very, very long. The creamy, phenolic texture melts into the wine. Drinkable now, but needs three to four years to open. Try after 2023. (11/5/20)"

93-96 points Fine Wine Review: "Deep, pure, focused, essence of Chardonnay with peach fruit and minerality, medium-weight. Very good acidity, depth. Bouchard now picks this vineyard later than it used to. Wine domain. (4/3/20)"

95 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "Sumptuous and dramatic, Bouchard's 2018 Montrachet Grand Cru bursts with aromas of honeyed peaches, toasted nuts, white flowers, orange oil and fresh bread. Full-bodied, textural and enveloping, it's satiny and gourmand, with lively acids and a rich, expansive finish. If this year's Cabotte is more tightly wound and incisive, the Montrachet is irresistible for its power and scale. Drink: 2026-2058. (Jan 2021)"

95 points Tim Atkin, MW (Decanter): "Bouchard Père have a substantial 0.9ha of the Grand Cru on a slope on the Puligny-Montrachet side. This is certainly at the riper end of the scale in 2018, but the class and poise of the terroir shine through, with orange zest and lemon tart flavours, plenty of extract and concentration and a frame of aromatic, vanilla spicy oak. Drinking Window: 2022-2028. (Oct 2018)"

19/20 points Tim Jackson, MW (JancisRobinson.com): "Naughty heavy bottle. Manages to dance on the head of a pin: an extra dimension of weight and density without being heavy, hot or flat. White peach, hazelnut, citrus and stones. Great length. Drinking Window: 2026-2043. (1/15/20)"
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95-98 points Jasper Morris, MW: "Racked from barrel to foudre. Clean pure light colour. Great tension on the nose, clearly very high class, no detail to speak of, and nor should there be. A massive bench of white fruit, suggests the nose. This completely masters the palate but brilliantly cleanly defined, nothing heavy. Sublime length and now the little nuances do start to appear. (Nov 2019)"

97 points James Suckling: "The finish is what really makes this the great grand cru that it is. It’s full-bodied, yet so tight and compressed with a very dense center palate. Compact and solid with a superb core of fruit. So much dried-apple, cream, nougat, stone and mineral character. Some white truffle, too. It’s tight and very, very long. The creamy, phenolic texture melts into the wine. Drinkable now, but needs three to four years to open. Try after 2023. (11/5/20)"

93-96 points Fine Wine Review: "Deep, pure, focused, essence of Chardonnay with peach fruit and minerality, medium-weight. Very good acidity, depth. Bouchard now picks this vineyard later than it used to. Wine domain. (4/3/20)"

95 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "Sumptuous and dramatic, Bouchard's 2018 Montrachet Grand Cru bursts with aromas of honeyed peaches, toasted nuts, white flowers, orange oil and fresh bread. Full-bodied, textural and enveloping, it's satiny and gourmand, with lively acids and a rich, expansive finish. If this year's Cabotte is more tightly wound and incisive, the Montrachet is irresistible for its power and scale. Drink: 2026-2058. (Jan 2021)"

95 points Tim Atkin, MW (Decanter): "Bouchard Père have a substantial 0.9ha of the Grand Cru on a slope on the Puligny-Montrachet side. This is certainly at the riper end of the scale in 2018, but the class and poise of the terroir shine through, with orange zest and lemon tart flavours, plenty of extract and concentration and a frame of aromatic, vanilla spicy oak. Drinking Window: 2022-2028. (Oct 2018)"

19/20 points Tim Jackson, MW (JancisRobinson.com): "Naughty heavy bottle. Manages to dance on the head of a pin: an extra dimension of weight and density without being heavy, hot or flat. White peach, hazelnut, citrus and stones. Great length. Drinking Window: 2026-2043. (1/15/20)"
Product SKU 338156
Producer Bouchard
Country France
Region Burgundy
SubRegion Côtes de Beaune
Appellation Puligny-Montrachet
Varietal Chardonnay
Designation Grand Cru
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color White
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