2019 Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru
Discreet but perceptible wood sets off the vaguely exotic aromas of white peach, melon, acacia blossom and plenty of spice wisps. There is even better volume and mid-palate density to the rich but racy flavors that brim with sappy dry extract on the intensely stony, balanced and built-to-age finale. At least some patience will be necessary but like the Corton-Charlemagne, this will be reasonably approachable earlier than usual if desired. Drink 2031+.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
Bouchard's 2019 Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru confirms its fine showing last year, unwinding in the glass with scents of pear, citrus oil and toasted bread, complemented by hints of nutmeg, praline and white flowers. Full-bodied, deep and concentrated, it's satiny and incisive, with terrific depth at the core, chalky structuring extract, lively acids and a long, resonant finish. This is as compelling an infant Chevalier as I can remember tasting at this address, and it should enjoy a brilliant future. Drink 2029 - 2055.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Oct 2021)
The usual blend of the four terraces, the 2019 Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru has a well-defined bouquet featuring delicate scents of yellow plum, citrus fruit, flint and smoke. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity. Quite taut on the entry, and a fine saline undertow enlivens the finish. A classically styled Chevalier, though I would like to see more mineralité. Drink 2023 - 2045.
Neal Martin - Vinous
Its really hard to imagine how a white Brugundy could be more flinty and minerally than this super-concentrated and super-vibrant Chevalier Montrachet. Lovely aromas of lemon blossom, jasmine, tangerine and nectarine, alongside all the stony stuff. Then comes the staggeringly long finish that is totally pure and precise. From Bouchard’s 2.3-hectare holding, which comprises almost a third of the entire Grand Cru site. Drink or hold.
Stuart Pigott - jamessuckling.com
Four terrasses together, mid yellow, some white fruit, some power, wait and see. The palate brings out all the Chevalier character with a few little touches of mandarin, very clean long white fruit finish, manages the heat of the year very well.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy