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1996 Bouchard Pere et Fils Puligny-Montrachet Les Pucelles

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May 6, 2018 - $73

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RATINGS

92Wine Spectator

Impressively intense, with loads of mouthcoating mineral texture and lime, honey and ripe fruit. Full-bodied, with lovely personality on the long, toasted finish...

91Robert M. Parker Jr.

...smoky and minerally aromatics followed by a powerful, elegant, exciting and fresh core of layered pears, flowers, and stones. Medium-to-full-bodied, rich, and ripe, this complex, concentrated and refined wine is extraordinarily focused..

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet, Les Pucelles

Les Pucelles a 12.3-acre Premier Cru vineyard in the Puligny-Montrachet appellation in Burgundy’s Cote de Beaune. It is just north of Batard-Montrachet. Clive Coates has written that Les Pucelles is “frequently is a very delicious wine, all silk, flowers and fragrance.”

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay, 1er (Premier) Cru

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.