Bouchard Chevalier Montrachet Grand Cru 2015
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PRODUCER: According to the legend, the Lord of Montrachet shared his land out between his two sons. One became a Chevalier during the crusades and the other, illegitimate, is supposed to have given his name to Bâtard-Montrachet. Chevalier-Montrachet forms a horizontal strip at the top of the upper part of Montrachet and is made up of four terraces with different sub-soils, giving four different facets to this exceptional Grand Cru. During the 19th century, the Bouchard family acquired several vineyards and have now become the main owner and the only producer with vineyards on all four terraces.
WINEMAKING: Manual harvest, in small cases of 13 kg. Careful manual sorting of each grape. The pressing takes place in two phases: evacuation of the first juice, then pressing in two-hourly cycles. 12 to 13 months in French oak, with up to 15% new oak, depending on the vintage.
TASTING NOTES: Distinguished bouquet, with floral and fruit aromas as well as a toasted note. Complex and rich, without the least heaviness, this wine is elegance itself. Very good ageing potential.
CRITICS & AWARDS: “This is a fantastically structured white with tight, linear phenolics that blend nicely into the wine. Full-bodied and very agile with energy and brightness on the palate. Fresh, but shows a touch of age in the creamy texture. One for the cellar. Drink or hold..” – 99 Points - James Suckling MW - Thursday, November 5, 2020