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Bouchard Aîné & Fils Reviews

Score: 93 | November 1, 2017 | Wine Enthusiast
Score: 91 | November 1, 2017 | Wine Enthusiast
Score: 90 | October 1, 2016 | Wine & Spirits

Scents of fruity forest mushrooms and woodland herbs gives this the feel of dappled light. The the tannins close off the light completely with their concentrated power. The flavors are simple and rooty, focused mostly on tannins, hinting at black raspberry fruit along with initial aromatic complexity that should gain with time in the cellar. 

Score: 93 | June 9, 2016 | Ultimate Wine Challenge

Finalist

Score: Gold | March 16, 2016 | TEXSOM International Wine Awards

Award of Excellence – Chardonnay

Score: Silver | December 4, 2015 | Houston Rodeo Wine Competition
Score: Silver | December 4, 2015 | Houston Rodeo Wine Competition
Score: 91 | July 2, 2015 | Ultimate Wine Challenge

FINALIST

Excellent, Highly Recommended.

Score: 92 | July 2, 2015 | Ultimate Wine Challenge

FINALIST

Excellent, Highly Recommended.

Score: 87 | April 1, 2014 | Wine & Spirits
Best Buy. Fresh and bright with red raspberry flavor, this is a lean, peppery red. Its tangy acidity will clean up after duck confit.
Score: 88 | December 1, 2013 | Wine Enthusiast
This lean, firmly tannic wine is more about structure that fruit. There is a burnt, chocolate-and-bitter-coffee flavor that gives edge to the palate, while firm tannins enrobe black-cherry fruit. Drink from 2016.
Score: 88 | April 15, 2013 | Burghound

Here the nose is quite similar to that of the Beaune with just a bit more elegance as the fruit is slightly higher-toned. The palate impression is, not surprisingly, a bit firmer than that of the Beaune but this too is relatively accessible with slightly better depth and length on the more well-defined finish. This should benefit from a few years in the cellar if desired but it could also be drunk with pleasure now after 30 minutes in a decanter.

Score: 87-89 | January 1, 2012 | Burghound
This is a classic Gevrey with its wonderfully fresh and exuberant nose of airy and mineral-inflected dark berry fruit aromas that are cut with notes of underbrush and earth. There is better than average detail on the attractively textured medium weight flavors where the supporting tannins carry only a trace of rusticity. This refreshing and moderately firm effort does display a touch of wood on the long finish but it's not enough to affect the texture.