Bouchard 1er Cru Beaune Du Chateau Blanc 2020
A blend of five 1ers that include Tuvilains, Aigrots, Sur les Grèves Les Cras and Sizies.
93/100 James Suckling "An elegant, medium-bodied white Burgundy with considerable flinty and chalky depth. Although it starts a little tight (it must have been bottled recently), this is quite round and rich on the back palate, with nice, lemony freshness at the finale. With a little aeration some nice stone fruit emerges. A cuvee of 5 different Premier Crus, From organically grown grapes. Drinkable now, but best from 2023."
92/100 Charles Curtis MW, Decanter "This Beaune premier cru is blended across five different lieux-dits totaling 10ha, including Les Aigrots, Les Tuvilains, Les Teurons, Sur les Grèves, and Les Sizies. Fermented and aged with 15% new casks, which marks the wine a bit at this point. The fruit character is more ripe apple and butter than citrus; all the same, the wine has good freshness to bring it into balance on the palate. The wood should fade with time, making this a wine for mid-term cellaring at least." Drink 2023 – 2040."
90-92/100 Neal Martin, Vinous "The 2020 Beaune du Château Blanc 1er Cru has a light and fresh apple blossom and orange pith scented bouquet, just a hint of camomile in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with a zesty opening, fine acidity, quite lively with a touch of stem ginger towards the finish. This is worth seeking out. Drink 2023 – 2037."
Delicious, textural white Burg that would benefit from a little and not too much chill. Rock solid for the money! TC
Variety - Chardonnay
Country - France
Region - Burgundy
Extra - Cork
Year - 2020
Volume - 750ml