2015 Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils Meursault 1er Cru "Les Perrières"

SKU #1387570 92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 A more restrained nose combines aromas of mineral reduction, petrol, pear, apple and acacia. There is a lovely sense of energy to the intensely stony ultra-refined flavors that exhibit excellent persistence on the focused and balanced finale. This is at once seductive and classy and should also drink reasonably well young but reward up to a decade of cellaring. *Sweet Spot, Outstanding*  (11/2017)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2015 Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières offers up an attractively pure nose of chamomile, citrus, pomelo and fresh pear. On the palate, the wine is chalky, medium to full-bodied and elegantly glossy on the attack, with racy acids and a sapid, penetrating finish; delicate and fine-boned in this sometimes massive vintage, and already very well-integrated. A supremely elegant Meursault Perrières. In the 2015 vintage, Bouchard Père & Fils has produced an excellent range of white Burgundies, capturing freshness and flavor with equal success. Paradoxically, the reds are less inspiring, missing character and concentration considering the appellations and the potentially superb vintage. (WK)  (4/2018)

91 points Vinous

 Bright, pale yellow. Lemon zest, crushed rock and a hint of oak char on the nose. Conveys a lower-acid impression than the Genevrières but pungent stony minerality gives the dusty middle palate a savory dryness and keeps the citrus fruit flavors under wraps today. Drier, higher-pitched and less open-knit than the Genevrières and more in need of bottle aging but the wine's tactile stony component suggests that it will evolve gracefully. (ST)  (9/2017)

91 points Wine & Spirits

 Ripened to exotic notes of passion fruit, this wine remains subtle and feels markedly cool for the vintage. There’s an underlying citrus drive to the flavors, plumped up to lemon balm while holding a crisp line. You could open this now for a rich preparation of halibut or monkfish, or you could cellar it to see what it might become.  (4/2018)


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Varietal:

Chardonnay

- It's hard to believe that up until about 30 years ago, this extremely popular varietal hid behind the veil of geographical names like Chablis and Puligny-Montrachet. Now grown all over the world and bottled by its varietal name, Chardonnay has achieved a level of branding unlike any other wine. Surprisingly, though, what you get when you buy Chardonnay can differ greatly from country to country and even within one country, depending on the climate where it's grown and how it is vinified and aged. From fresh, crisp and minerally with apple and lemon notes to rich and buttery with tropical fruit overtones, Chardonnay runs the gamut. In France's Burgundy, Chardonnay is the source of the prized wines of Chablis, Corton-Charlemagne, Mâcon, Meursault and Montrachet. It also the foundation of exceptional Champagne, where it is blended with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier or vinified on its own into Blanc de Blancs. It is also extremely popular in California, and is gaining popularity in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Spain and South Africa.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Burgundy

- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
Specific Appellation:

Meursault

- The town of Meursault is a prosperous village, with a Gothic town hall and narrow winding streets. It produces a small amount of red wine, but is justly famous for its whites. Although it has no Grand Cru vineyards, its Premiers Crus are justly famous, particularly Charmes, Poruzots, Perrières and Genevrières. A good Meursault has concentration, grip and backbone, in addition to its soft and rich fruit.