2016 Bouchard Pere & Fils Nuits St Georges Les Cailles 1er Cru (750ml)

Pinot Noir from Côtes de Nuits, Burgundy, France

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Founded in 1731, the venerable house of Bouchard Pere & Fils manages 300 acres of vineyards of which 100 acres are classified as 1er Cru with 30 acres classified as Grand Cru. Among all these vineyard holdings there are as many as 70 wines produced. Bernard Bouchard purchased the Château de Beaune in 1820, a former royal fortress constructed in the 15th century by King Louis XI. Bouchard's expansive, deep cellars sit below. Unquestionably one of Burgundy's most historical producers, Bouchard delivered an incredible performance for both 2016 and 2017. In my recent tasting of these vintages, spanning their numerous holdings throughout the Côte and including both whites as well as reds, I was particularly pleased to discover a return to the very high quality I recall from superior vintages of the past.


A straight-ahead, fruity style, featuring cherry, raspberry, spice, underbrush and iron aromas and flavors. Just when you think this is open and approachable, the assertive tannins kick in. Best from 2023 through 2040. 200 cases imported.

93 points, Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (Apr 2019)

This grows at a vineyard south of town, close to the border with Premeaux, where Bouchard farms 2.5 acres of vines on oolitic limestone. It offers a deep well of vibrantly black fruit, glistening in its black-raspberry intensity. Notes of tea leaves and tarragon add detail as this opens with air, the wine’s inkiness giving way to tart cranberry highlights, rose scents and lasting black-mushroom savor. The wine’s sense of coolness will sustain it for long aging.

91 points, Wine & Spirits (Oct 2018)

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
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