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2019 Bouchard Père & Fils Meursault ‘Charmes’ 1er Cru

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    Bouchard Pere et Fils
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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’.

Tasting Notes

91-93 Points Allen Meadows
There is a plenitude of citrus influences suffusing the equally floral nose of various white fleshed fruit and mineral reduction aromas. There is impressive intensity to the chiseled medium-bodied flavors that conclude in a compact, linear and austere finale. This is potentially outstanding but note well that this will absolutely require at least half a dozen years of patience and reward a decade plus of it. *Outstanding*

91-93 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Wafting from the glass with scents of pear, yellow apples, struck match and white flowers, the 2019 Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes is medium to full-bodied, satiny and incisive, with fine concentration and a saline finish. This cuvée derives from holdings toward the bottom of this large climat, which appear to have overperformed in this warm, dry year.

93-95 Points Jasper Morris
“This comes from the deeper, moisture-retaining, soils in the bottom of Les Charmes, which prompts Frédéric Weber to pick the grapes late, at the same time as the Bâtard-Montrachet, and to vinify with 50% new wood instead of the more typical 15-20%. Light lemon colour. Huge energy behind, excellent natural acidity, everything is concentrated here this year. Charmes is always a long term wine chez Bouchard.”

2019 Bouchard Père & Fils Meursault ‘Charmes’ 1er Cru