2019 Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils Le Corton Grand Cru
An overtly floral nose reflects notes of rose petal, lavender, acacia and violet along with nuances of red and black fruit, earth and a whiff of forest floor. There is excellent intensity, size, weight and power to the attractively textured big-bodied flavors that brim with minerality on the caressing but punchy finale. This beautifully balanced effort is in the classic mold of this wine as it's very clearly built for the long haul and again, I would suggest not touching this wine for at least a decade and two decades would not be much of a surprise. Drink 2036+.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
The 2019 Le Corton Grand Cru confirms its superb showing from barrel, blossoming in the glass with scents of wild berries, peonies, violets, blood orange and warm spices. Medium to full-bodied, sumptuous and enveloping, with melting tannins, beautiful purity of fruit and lively balancing acids, it's long and perfumed, concluding with a saline, rose-inflected finish. I have never tasted a Corton from Bouchard that was so good, so young. Drink 2022 - 2060.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Oct 2021)
The 2019 Le Corton Grand Cru includes 30% whole cluster, which is quite evident – maybe too evident – on the nose at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, and quite pure and focused, offering dark berry fruit laced with cedar toward the structured and rather saturnine finish. Broody – it will require patience. Drink 2025 - 2040.
Neal Martin - Vinous
Powerful yet sleek with effusive, ripe black-cherry character. Silky front palate, then the serious tannins come through. No hint of the rusticity and edginess that you sometimes get from this appellation. More than enough fruit to make a completely convincing package. Bold finish. Drink or hold.
Stuart Pigott - jamessuckling.com
Brilliant purple, not too deep. Sweetly perfumed, red fruit style, with a burst of concentration shortly after the wine hits the mouth. Picked early, raspberry and strawberry fruit, Frédéric Weber played with more whole bunch and that has worked. “Le Corton is usually Cistercian, but we had to save it from over ripeness”, he explained.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy