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2008 Le Corton Domaine Bouchard Père & Fils (750ml)
Producer: Domaine Bouchard Père & Fils bouchard-pereetfils.com
Appellation: Corton - Côte de Beaune - France (AOC Grand Cru)
Type: red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$93.00
Tasting Notes:
tasted: February 3, 2016 , from a member
93 points "Color: bright; Nose: discreet; Acidity: lively; Finish: persistent; Taut and lean, with subdued nose of berry and leather leading to tight, but bright, berry wrapped in savory, carnivore tannins with a bright and lingering finish. Very good."
rated: April 15, 2010 , Allen Meadows burghound.com
94 points "92-95 points Burghound: " Relatively generous but not dominant wood intrudes upon the very ripe plum, cassis and floral aromas lead to extremely rich, opulent and palate drenching broad-scaled flavors that possess more dry extract than any wine to this point and possibly in the entire range, all wrapped in a balanced, long and ultra serious finish. Note the suggested drinking window date and I'm not completely convinced that is necessarily long enough." (04/10" Best 2012-2020
rated: June 1, 2010 , The Wine Advocate erobertparker.com
94 points "94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Bouchard 2008 Le Corton offers especially saline and spicy accents to its deep red fruit and raw meat, sirloin juice-like flavors. Cedar, fresh ginger, white pepper, blond tobacco, and vanilla bean all make for a pungent aromatic and palate display, and a rich, almost velvety texture is reconciled with the sort of nearly electric vivacity and finishing resonance of which this vintage is so singularly and memorably capable. “The middle sector of the hillside gives the silkiness and the old vines backbone,” remarks Prost but the young vines and higher elevations, he goes on to explain aid the sense of vivacity. This should prove to be worth following for the better part of two decades. What’s more, it represents amazing value not only for a grand cru but more importantly for a red Burgundy this outstanding." (06/10)" Best 2018-2024