2018 Bouchard Pere & Fils Le Corton
2018 Bouchard Pere & Fils Le Corton; Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
Winemaker Notes; Intense bouquet with aromas of red and black fruit, spices and a touch a oak.Rich and structured on the palate, this wine needs a bit of patience in order to reveal its raciness and great distinction. Pairs well with venison, game birds, and full-flavored cheeses.
Critical Acclaim RPRobert Parker’s Wine Advocate; The 2018 Le Corton Grand Cru has turned out very nicely in bottle, offering up a deep and complex bouquet of cassis, wild berries, grilled meats, black truffle, blood orange and sweet forest floor. Medium to full-bodied, deep and muscular, it’s layered and concentrated, with powdery tannins, lively acids and a long, sapid finish. While this is a powerful, structured wine, it’s also very refined, and this is one 2018 that will offer a broad drinking window.
Pinot Noir is the dominant red wine grape of Burgundy, now adopted (and extensively studied) in wine regions all over the world. The variety’s elusive charm has carried it to all manner of vineyards.These extend from western Germany (as Spätburgunder) and northern Italy to Chile, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the USA. California, Oregon and New Zealand are arguably the greatest centers for the grape outside its home territory. However great Pinot Noir is made in all of these territories.
Le Corton is a lieu-dit (named section) of the Corton Grand Cru appellation in the Côte de Beaune district of Burgundy. A number of producers make red wines from the Pinot Noir grown here.
Bouchard Père et Fils is a sizable and historic Burgundy wine estate, based in Beaune. The largest vineyard owner in the Côte d’Or, it produces more than 100 wines mostly made from Pinot Noir or Chardonnay, in a range that also includes appellations in the Maconnais, Côte Chalonnaise and Beaujolais regions.