2020 Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils Le Corton Grand Cru
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2020 Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils Le Corton Grand Cru

Burgundy, FRANCE
$399. 00
$4788.00 Dozen
ABV: 13%
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
Ripe aromas of red and dark currant, earth and a hint of the sauvage give way to dense, powerful and quite serious broad-shouldered flavors that terminate in an austere but not really rustic finale that flashes excellent minerality and length. This muscular and very much built-to-age effort will need at least a decade of cellaring to unwind. Drink from 2035+.
91-94 points
Allen Meadows - Burghound

The 2020 Le Corton Grand Cru is a worthy successor to the striking 2019 (which I probably underrated last year). Soaring from the glass with aromas of rose petals, orange rind, raspberries, rich soil tones and cinnamon, it's full-bodied, velvety and seamless, with a deep and layered core of fruit, vibrant acids and fine, melting tannins, concluding with a long, saline finish. This emblematic cuvée has always been a solid bottling chez Bouchard, but in the last few years it seems to have attained a whole new level of quality. When I asked Frédéric Weber what might account for this shift, he explained that he picks later and includes more whole bunches in the vinification. Whatever the reason, readers are advised to take note, as I don't think the market has yet factored in quite how good this wine is.
93-95+ points
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2022)

The 2020 Le Corton Grand Cru has a perfumed nose with red berry fruit, orange zest and a touch of white pepper. The palate is smooth on the entry, quite dense black fruit laced with black pepper that leads to quite a dense finish that will require some bottle age. Drink 2026-2048.
91-93 points
Neal Martin - Vinous

There's nothing shy about this uncompromising expression of the 2020 vintage. Dark, meaty and peppery on the expansive nose, this Corton has imposing structure, but has been beautifully crafted. So well proportioned, in spite of its mighty stature. The crushed-stone minerality builds and builds to a serious crescendo at the finish. From organically grown grapes. Drinkable now, but best from 2024.
95 points
Stuart Pigott - jamessuckling.com

The Bouchard 2020 Corton has coped well with the drought. Vinification included 40% whole bunches, slightly higher than the other Côte de Beaune vineyards. Deepish colour with a more crimson edge. The stems show with a slightly smoky nose. A brooding powerhouse but it is also light on its feet with an interesting complex mix of red and black fruit, plus the more open structure from whole bunch.
92-94 points
Jasper Morris MW - Inside Burgundy

This magnificent parcel is 3.55ha in a long strip below the wood of Corton and above Clos du Roi and Renards, right on the limestone. The grapes are one-third fermented as whole clusters and then aged in 25% new casks to produce a very aromatic nose with expressive red and black fruits, floral notes, pepper and spice. On the palate the wine is tightly wound, with firm tannins but lots of finesse and a fine acidity that carries this to an impressive finish. Drink 2025 - 2050.
94 points
Charles Curtis MW - Decanter