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Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils - Beaune du Chateau 1er Cru Rouge (D) 2016


  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Burgundy
  • Wine Maker: Philippe Prost
  • Grape: Pinot Noir
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 87 to 89 (2015) VS: 89 to 91 (2015) JR: 16.5 (2012) BH: 88 (2015)

Wine tasting notes

A dark garnet colour with brown to mauve shades. Complex bouquet associating perfumes of jammy red fruit, fig, peony with a hint of chocolate. Harmonious and deep palate, with a beautiful maturity and dense but fine tannins.

Winery Information

Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils

Founded in 1731, Maison Bouchard Père & Fils is one of Burgundy’s oldest wine merchant houses. Over the centuries, the House has been devoted to acquiring highly renowned parcels, in order to build a prestigious domaine: 130 hectares of vines in the heart of the Côte d’Or - 12 classified as Grand Crus and 74 as Premier Crus. The famed vineyards include: Beaune Gréves Vigne de L’Enfant Jésus, Chevalier-Montrachet, Montrachet, Corton, Corton-Charlemagne, Bonnes-Mares and Clos Vougeot to.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2015)87 to 89 pts

Dec 2016 - Neal Martin - The 2015 Beaune 1er Cru Du Château comes from 17 different premier crus that are aged in barrel separately. It is a cuvée that debuted way back in 1907. It has an elegant bouquet that demands a little encouragement in the glass, black cherry intermixed with redcurrant, blood orange and even a smudge of marmalade. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin that lend this a masculine personality, a little hardness that should be addressed after racking, though it needs to develop more persistence on the finish. Not bad overall though.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2015)89 to 91 pts

Bright medium red with ruby tones. Fresh aromas of raspberry, black cherry, minerals, smoke and mocha. Suave and concentrated, conveying a slightly medicinal quality and a gravelly nuance to its intense black cherry and chocolate flavors. This very ripe, smooth wines possesses very good depth and length. The substantial ripe tannins dust the front teeth and build. (2012)16.5 pts

Tasted Jan 2014 - 10-13 months in French oak, 20% new. Savoury, spicy cherry fruit. Firm, compact, dry and promising, not yet expressive. Very tight and dry and corseted now. (JH)

Burghound (2015)88 pts

A fresh and mildly exotic nose consists mostly of white and yellow orchard fruit that is trimmed in a hint of wood. The concentrated, rich and suave big-bodied flavors manage to retain reasonably good vibrancy on the palate coating finish. This is very 2015 in style and should drink well in short order.

Vinification Notes

Following hand picking in small cases, ruthless sorting of the grapes, total or partial destemming depending on the vintage, and fermentation in small containers, gentle pressing ensures optimal vinification. Depending on the profile of the vintage, vatting lasts 12 to 15 days before maturing is carried out for 10 to 18 months in French oak barrels, with 60 to 85% new barrels.