HDH Wine

2014 Montrachet, Bouchard Père et Fils

Côte de Beaune, grand cru

PRICE:
$1,649.00 per Magnum (1.5L)

SIZE:
1.5L

AVAILABLE:
3 Magnums (1.5L)

 

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TASTING NOTES

"Though there is a hint of unabsorbed SO2 present on the otherwise expressive and actually quite elegant nose that features notes of lemon rind, spiced pear, white peach and plenty of floral scents. The serious and striking rich flavors are imposingly scaled as well as impressively concentrated and while obvious overtly powerful, they are also seductively textured before culminating in an explosive yet impeccably well-balanced finish. As is usually the case, this is a big but refined Montrachet that will require a full decade plus to arrive at its full maturity." Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Issue 63
(AM, 06/15/2016)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2026+


"This sleek white delivers vanilla, cardamom, nutmeg and honey flavors, with buried peach and lemon fruit. Concentrated and tightly knit, this has an elegant, pastry-tinged finish that shows excellent length. The texture indicates that this should be ready soon. Best from 2018 through 2028. 45 cases imported." Wine Spectator
(WS, 07/31/2016)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2018-2028


"Pale straw-yellow. Very reticent scents of peach, pear and spearmint are less forthcoming than those of the Chevalier-Montrachet bottlings. Fat, saline and slightly disjointed in the early going; in a very rich but adamantly dry style. Shows full ripeness supported by penetrating acidity but this infant is not yet expressive or particularly complex. Strong minerality and building acidity on the tactile back end will require time to harmonize with the wine's fruit." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 09/01/2016)

Rating: 93+
Drink from: 2022-2032


"Tasted blind at the annual Burgfest tasting, Bouchard's 2014 Le Montrachet Grand Cru was clearly showing a lot of creamy and vanilla-laced new oak on the nose that rather shaded the terroir (which when it is this vineyard, you want to sense). The palate is better with a touch of fresh ginger on the entry lending some spice, and again, there is quite a lot of oak that needs to be better enmeshed with the fruit. This finish is too sweet with a touch of brown sugar. Maybe it will improve with bottle age? It should do so given its status. But it is difficult to see the upswing at the moment." Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #233
(WA, 10/31/2017)

Rating: 91
Drink from: 2019-2030


"‘Up to’ 15% new oak. Savoury nose with a hint of oak. Very solid and chewy and with real depth – but is there enough for €344.91 (sic) a bottle ex cellar? Some intensity, some definite sweetness and some spice, but not really enough drama for the price. Solid stuff but it’s a wine I can imagine being included in a comparative tasting of Montrachets and being in the middle of the pack. Builds on the palate though…" JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 01/13/2016)

Rating: 17
Drink from: 2022-2032


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