Bouchard Père & Fils Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2021

A$850.00

Availability
In stock
Volume
750ml
Varieties
Region/Country
Burgundy, France
Rating
91-94 points

Vintages

2021

Description

Renowned and respected as one of the finest producers in Burgundy, Bouchard Père et Fils has truly become an institution, known for the exceptional quality of their wines and the diversity of its many vineyards.

Founded in 1731, Bouchard Père et Fils has built up an estate of 130ha and, collectively, is the largest owner of Grand Crus (12ha) and Premier Crus (74ha) across the Côte d’Or. Bouchard Père et Fils represents almost one hundred ‘climats’ or uniquely diverse vineyards, including prestigious monopoles such as ‘Beaune Grèves Vigne de l’Enfant Jésus’ and ‘Chevalier-Montrachet La Cabotte’.

In 1110, the Cistercian monks donated land in the village of Vougeot which they very quickly planted with vines and kept until the Revolution. Today, the prestigious "clos" of 50 hectares belongs to about 80 owners. The soils at Clos Vougeot have quite distinctive characteristics, from gravel and chalk at the top of the plateau producing a velvety wine, to brown, marly, clayey soil at the bottom giving stronger wines. Complex bouquet of red and black berries with spicy and slightly oaky notes. Dazzling elegance on the palate, with a perfect blend of finesse and raciness. Exceptionally good aging potential.

Rating

Score
91 - 94 points
Reviewer
Allen Meadows
Review

Generous but not dominant wood stops short of overshadowing the pretty, cool and pure aromas of various dark berries and just turned earth. There is excellent delineation to the intense and tautly muscular middleweight plus flavors that possess lovely detail while delivering very fine length on the balanced finale that is less youthfully austere than usual. With that duly noted, this is firmly structured and a wine that is like to need most of 15 years to reach its peak. (from domaine-owned fruit in two similarly sized parcels – one at the top in Les Plantes Labet and the other at the bottom of the slope though the bottom was recently pulled up; note that there are often two cuvées) Drink 2033+

Specifications

Closure
Corked
Serving Temp.
16-18 °C
Alcohol
14.5%
Cellar until
2033 - 2055
Decanter
Food pairing
Duck with figs, Beef Wellington. Roast pork with herbs and fennel.

Tasting Profile

Nose
Generous but not dominant wood complements the pretty, cool, and pure aromas of various dark berries and just-turned earth. Complex bouquet of red and black berries with spicy and slightly oaky notes. Dazzling elegance on the palate, with a perfect blend of finesse and raciness. Very good ageing potential.
Palate
The intense and tautly muscular middleweight plus flavors have excellent delineation, lovely detail, and very fine length, culminating in a balanced finale that is less youthfully austere than usual, indicating that this wine is firmly structured and likely to need most of 15 years to reach its peak; sourced from domaine-owned fruit in two similarly sized parcels, one at the top in Les Plantes Labet and the other at the bottom of the slope (though the bottom was recently pulled up).

Bouchard Père & Fils Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2021

Bouchard Père & Fils Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2021
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