2017 Bouchard Pere et Fils Le Corton Grand Cru [Future Arrival]
It has an elegant, attractive bouquet of brambly red fruit, burned toast, truffle and a touch of smoke. The palate is medium-bodied with rounded, fine tannin, well…
Arriving May/June 2019.
|Producer||Bouchard Pere et Fils|
Like several of the wines in the range, this lacks a bit of aromatic freshness on the red currant, sauvage and wood-suffused nose. The rich, supple and round middle weight flavors are surprisingly forward compared to how this wine is typically structured, all wrapped in an acceptably lingering finish. While perfectly OK, I found this to be somewhat disappointing relative to its usual quality as it’s often one of Bouchard’s best wines.
-Allen Meadows (04/10/2019)
James Suckling (JS)
The aromas are briary and fragrant, offering plenty of red flowers and red berries. The power here is also impressive and there’s a very regal air to the tannins. Long and fine, very transparent and delicate. The exposure and altitude here gives good and slow ripening to high maturity. Try from 2023.
-James Suckling (02/12/2019)
Vinous Media (VM)
The 2017 Le Corton Grand Cru comes from 3.60 hectares at 280 meters above sea level, at the top of the slope, and is usually the last picked. It has an elegant, attractive bouquet of brambly red fruit, burned toast, truffle and a touch of smoke. The palate is medium-bodied with rounded, fine tannin, well-judged acidity and a generous, sophisticated, lightly spiced finish. A very refined Le Corton and one of the best crus from Bouchard in 2017.
-Neal Martin (01/2019)
Wine Advocate (WA)
The 2017 Corton Grand Cru exhibits aromas of red berries, dark chocolate and a subtle framing of cedary new wood, followed by a medium to full-bodied, broad-shouldered palate, with a reserved core of fruit, fine but abundant structuring tannins and ripe balancing acids. This is one of Bouchard’s 2017s that will need a bit of time. – William Kelley – 30-04-2019