Bouchard Pere & Fils Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru 2006

Chardonnay from Burgundy, France

Price: $329.00
Item No. 96433
  • WS96
  • ST96
  • RP95
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2008
  • W&S95
  • WS94

Winemaker's Notes

96 Burghound

"Good pale color. Cool, pungent aromas of orange rind, ginger and chlorophyll; smells like grapes. At once suave and powerful on entry, then chewy and utterly primary in the middle, with superb acids intensifying the flavors of flowers, minerals and soft citrus fruits. Best today on the endless rising finish, which saturates the palate with minerals. A great 2006 in the making."
-International Wine Cellar 93-96

"Entices with its floral and citronella aromas, then follows through with macaroon, lime and mineral flavors. These are set against a refined structure and a creamy texture that lends a lighter-than-air feel. The finish goes on and on. Best from 2010 through 2025. 70 cases imported."
-Wine Spectator

Critical Acclaim

"Mint, talcum, marzipan, and candied lemon dominate the penetratingly high-toned aromas of their 2006 Chevalier-Montrachet, which exhibits a remarkable alliance of textural richness and citric brightness, and a finish of fascinating, low-toned, chalk, stone, citrus zest, and nut oils. For all of the sheer ripeness on display here, there is no sense of superficial sweetness, with fresh lime saturating a palate of formidable density and imposingly ripe pit fruits. And for all of this wine’s more than 14% alcohol, there is barely a hint of warmth. It exhibits to an even greater degree than the corresponding Meursault Perrieres a nearly ineffable, for lack of a better word “mineral” character, as well as an uncanny combination of amplitude and elegance; sheer mass yet vivacity. This memorably long beauty should age well for at least a dozen years. 94-95. "
95 Points

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Bouchard Pere & Fils, which was founded in 1731, began to sell wine during the first half of the 18th century. In 1775 the House acquired its first vineyards in Volnay, where the company was based at the time. In 1791 the French revolutionary government sold off property, which had belonged to the monastic orders, but were confiscated during the Revolution. It was at this time that...

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Learn About Burgundy

The region of Burgundy is the fairytale land of vines. There are stories of kings, conquerors and commoners recounting the seductive effects of a Burgundian wine. Even now, many wine aficionados and lovers will pinpoint their most memorable wine moment at that first taste of an aged Burgundy. Much of this can be related to the terroir of Burgundy. Centuries of winemaking have...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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