Bouchard Pere et Fils, Grand Cru, Corton Charlemagne, 2016
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Single bottle of White wine Bouchard Pere et Fils, Grand Cru, Corton Charlemagne, 2016 100% Chardonnay

Bouchard Pere et Fils
Grand Cru
Corton Charlemagne

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The producer

Hailing back nine generations over three centuries to 1731 the story of Bouchard Pere & Fils is that of gradual and consistent accumulation of fine parcels of vineyards throughout the length of the Cote d’Or. Their famous monopole Beaune Greve Vigne de l’Enfant was purchased during the French Revolution while their headquarters - the historic Chateau de Beaune with its deep underground cellars - was bought in 1820.

Centurion-plus wines in these cellars attest to a history of fine winemaking but for a while in the 20th century quality languished. That is not the case today as Bouchard Pere & Fils rates as one of the great houses of Burgundy with 130ha of vines, 12ha of which are Grand Cru and 74ha Premier Cru in some of the greatest names of the Cote d”Or.

Their holdings include Beaune, Chambolle, Gevrey, Nuits, Pommard, Volnay and Vosne (red wines) as well as in Chassagne, Puligny, Corton and Meursault (white wines). A new winery was established in 2005, which has significantly improved their capacity. When combined with their holdings, astute acquisitions and undoubted winemaking skills, Bouchard is an impressive player in the region.

The wine

Bourchard is, with 3.98 hectares, the largest landowner in the Le Corton portion of Corton-Charlemagne – at the very top of the hill on the Aloxe-Corton side. Producing both white and red wine from the land, Bouchard’s white expression is widely considered superior, not least due to the white marl soils which favour cultivation of Chardonnay. Bouchard’s Corton is muscular, deep and with layers of ripe yellow fruit complexity.

Type: White
Vintage: 2016
Country: France
Region: Burgundy - Cote de Beaune
Sub region: Corton Charlemagne
Grape: 100% Chardonnay
Style: Buttery and Complex
Sweetness: Dry
ABV: 13.7%
Drinking window: 2020 - 2040
Size: 750ml
Food match: Chicken and Turkey

We choose our wines based on a range of criteria (see how we choose our wines) of which critic scores is just one. Rather than simply highlight the best score to promote a wine, our average critic score is calculated from the scores provided by several respected wine critics, who we follow for specific regions. They do not represent all critic scores and, wherever possible, we try and give more weight to more recent reviews. Where appropriate we consider market-based scores like Global Wine Score or Wine Searcher Average scores.

As a rule, we look to offer wines that achieve a 92/100 average critic score or better and frankly a lot of very good wines simply don’t make the cut. As a high-end provider we want to reflect that positioning in the quality of wines we offer. Such wines are only a tiny fraction of those generally on offer in the market. We believe that an average score is a more conservative and representative approach, but it is still subjective and only offered as a guide to our customers, who will (and should) do their own research. We will add individual critic scores to our website in the future. 

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