Corton Charlemagne, Bouchard Père et Fils 2014
(from a huge 3.65 ha plot in Le Corton). Mild notes of wood and reduction mask the underlying fruit though I can say that it appears to be ripe. Otherwise there is outstanding volume and concentration to the big-bodied and openly muscular flavors that exhibit evident power and punch on the hugely long finale. This is presently very compact and like the Perrières very clearly built to age. I should note that while this is certainly going to need time it is not especially austere and I suspect that it will begin to drink well after only 5-ish years or so if that’s your preference.
|Score: 94||Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (63), June 2016|
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