Montrachet, Bouchard Père et Fils 2017
Like the Chevalier there is some residual SO2 present on the notably floral-suffused nose that primarily consists of various white orchard fruit, tangerine peel and spice. There is even more size, weight and richness to the big-bodied flavors that also possess an abundance of dry extract that imparts a lush mouth feel to the palate coating and highly persistent if notably compact finish that is no longer than that of the La Cabotte but it is slightly more complex. This is going to require extended patience if you wish to see it at its peak.
|Score: 95||Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, June 2019|
From a parcel sandwiched between the holdings of Ramonet and Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, the 2017 Montrachet Grand Cru wafts from the glass with notes of oatmeal, lemon curd, ripe yellow orchard fruit and praline, subtly framed by new wood. On the palate, the wine is satiny, deep and complete, with a classily reserved profile that's concealing impressive reserves of concentration and structure, underpinned by juicy acids. It's a terrific Montrachet that may match the 2014 rendition.
|Score: 94/96||William Kelley, Wine Advocate, January 2019|
The 2017 Montrachet Grand Cru comes from 0.88 hectares of vine between Ramonet and Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. It has a stoic, backward, linear bouquet that is far less expressive than either Chevalier-Montrachet. It eventually offers wet limestone and green apple scents. The palate is well balanced, not powerful or even the most complex Montrachet that I have tasted from Bouchard, but it feels very harmonious, with a smooth, lightly spiced finish. Drink 2022-2042.
|Score: 91/93||Neal Martin, vinous.com, January 2019|
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