Bouchard Pere & Fils Meursault Perrieres 2006
Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
91-94 Wine Spectator
"Deep aromas of lemon drop, pineapple and wet stone. Impressively fat and quite dry, even a bit reduced, and less accessible and vibrant today than the Genevrieres. The pineapple fruit is joined by gingery spices and minerals. A very serious, youthfully backward wine with a slightly bitter, dusty finish. This will need time."
-International Wine Cellar 90-93
"The Bouchard 2006 Meursault Perrieres leads with scents of brown spices, toasted nuts and grains, and citrus zest. Ginger snaps, malt, honey, lime, apricot, and walnut inform the rich, creamy palate. Yet, buoyancy, elegance, and clarity are not sacrificed, and the chalky, stony inflections that complicate the long finish fascinatingly and eloquently speak to the mysteriously mineral aura that haunts all of the better wines from this superb cru. I can see no reason to defer the pleasure of this youthfully expressive Perrieres, but it ought to stand up to at least 6-8 years in the cellar.
The Wine Advocate
"This has changed very little since my initial review as it still sports a stunningly pure and elegant nose of gorgeously scented white rose and green apple with the same subtle stone notes that continue onto the brilliantly delineated and almost pungently mineral middle weight flavors that are a study in class, subtlety and grace. There is an intensity and refinement here that allow everything to remain in perfect proportion on the chiseled and crystalline finish. A 'wow' wine. The only change is that given how little that this appears to have progressed, I have added a year to my expected maturity recommendation."
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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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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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White Wine's Queen Bee
Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different
soils and different climates. While frequently paired with
its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy,
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