Bouchard Père & Fils

Owner(s) Joseph Henriot
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This negociant has a long history in Burgundy, dating back to 1731. Joseph Henriot of Henriot Champagne acquire Bouchard in 1995. Since then, he has done much to restore the reputation of Bouchard and the wide range of wines today are consistently excellent. A new winery, Cuverie-St-Vincent, was opened in 2005.The managing director is Bernard Hervet and the winemaker is Phillipe Prost. Bouchard owns 320 acres of vines, of which 29 acres are grand cru and 182 acres are premier cru.

Reviewed Wines

2005 Bouchard Père & Fils Bourgogne

12.5% alc., $14. Imported by Henriot, Inc., New York, NY. · Shy and shallow aromatics which are a bit musty. Simple strawberry and cherry flavors. Finishes with assertive acidity. Hard to cozy up to this wine. Website: Reviewed October 14, 2007 ARTICLE »

2005 Bouchard Pere et Fils Vigne De L’Infant Jesus

13% alc., $95. · Shy and subdued but what potential here. Chewy berry fruit with a sexy black raspberry kiss on the finish. Earthy and notable barnyard influences. Tannins are very fine. I have always been a fan of this wine and this is the best one I have had over the last twelve years. Reviewed January 20, 2008 ARTICLE »

1943 Bouchard Pere & Fils Volnay

11-14% alc.. You never open a bottle like this with high expectations, but it is nevertheless always a thrill when the wine is this old. · The black cork came out cleanly. The wine was a surprise to all. The color was medium ruby with only a trace of orange tinge at the rim. There was still notable sweet red fruits on the palate with a little spice and fecundity. The wine was delicate with cashmere tannins. It was a brief, but memorable fling. because the wine was spent an hour later. Reviewed August 24, 2007 ARTICLE »

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