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2013 Bouchard Pere et Fils Clos de Vougeot

ITEM 7979703 - Removed from a subterranean wine cellar

Bidder Amount Total
$130
Item Sold Amount Date
I7995025 1 $145 Nov 7, 2021
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RATINGS

93Wine Spectator

Rich and mouthfilling, with a velvety texture carrying the cherry, raspberry, mineral and spice flavors eloquently. The refined tannins firm this up, leading to a lingering aftertaste.

91Stephen Tanzer

Black cherry, licorice and wild herbs on the rather ripe nose, along with a whiff of reduction. Offers a captivating light floral touch to its flavors of dark berries, black pepper and resiny herbs...suave, intense, slightly saline wine finishes with hints of crushed herbs and cinnamon, fine-grained tannins and noteworthy aromatic persistence.

90The Wine Advocate

...crisp and well-defined bouquet, subtle floral scents and fine mineralité. The palate is well balanced with quite a lot of confectionary notes...

16.5Jancis Robinson

Lots of evolution on the nose – quite tertiary autumnal scents. Some suggestion of boiled cherry sweets (hard candy).

PRODUCER

Bouchard Pere et Fils

This Beaune-based domaine is one of the largest and most venerable in Burgundy. It was founded in 1731 by Michel Bouchard as a textile sales and distribution company. But twenty years later Michel’s son Joseph acquired vineyards in Volnay in the famous Les Caillerets climat and started producing wine. Over the centuries the family continued to acquire exceptional vineyards throughout the Côte d’Or. For nine generations the Bouchard family ran the estate, creating notable wines, and ran their own negociant business. In 1986 the Bouchards built a new state-of-the-art facility and in 1995 they sold the estate to the French Champagne house Joseph Henriot. With more than 300 acres of vineyards in various parts of Burgundy, Bouchard Pere et Fils produces Grand Crus, Premiers Crus and other wines. It makes red and white Burgundies and is especially well-known for Grand Cru Chardonnays.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits Villages, Vougeot, Clos de Vougeot

Clos de Vougeot is a walled vineyard that dominates the tiny commune of Vougeot in Burgundy’s Nuits-St.-Georges. The 124-acre Grand Cru vineyard includes a historic chateau that in 1945 was purchased by the Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, an organization devoted to promoting the traditions of Burgundy and its wines. The impressive chateau is the organization’s headquarters. Clos de Vougeot was established as a vineyard by Cistercian monks in the 12th century, then sold off to private owners after the French Revolution. The vineyard is unusual for a Grand Cru in that it includes land that runs down to the main road. The soil is light limestone with sand. Principal landowners are Chateau de la Tour, with 13 acres; Meo-Camuzet, 7.5 acres; Rebourseau, 5.5 acres; Louis Jadot, 5.3 acres; and Leroy, 5 acres.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, Grand Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.