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Bouchard Aîné & Fils Reviews

Score: Gold 91 points | June 25, 2024 | Sommeliers Choice Awards
Score: Gold 92 points | June 25, 2024 | Sommeliers Choice Awards
Score: SILVER 91 Points | June 7, 2023 | Decanter World Wine Awards
Score: 93 | February 1, 2023 | Wine & Spirits

From a mid-slope parcel north of the village, this is an impressive négociant wine. Its fraises des bois freshness and sunny briskness gain graphite depths with air, taking on a fruity-inky succulence while still feeling refreshing. This aged 14 months in barrels, 20 percent of them new, and that oak influence shows as a muscular aspect of the wine. Terse, tight and true to its place, this is a cool and lively Pommard.

Score: 91 | October 1, 2022 | Wine & Spirits

This wine’s bold black fruit has gentleness, with plenty of energy and intensity, though most of what shows for the moment are complexities derived from oak. Gingerbread, sandalwood and musky spice surround the fruit, which, itself, may not begin to speak until it’s at least ten years old.

Score: 95 | September 1, 2022 | Decanter World Wine Awards

An oaky, heady nose with loads of charm: black plums, black cherry, black tea, sage, gunflint. On the palate it makes a big impression, finishing with a dusting of velvety tannins. Youthful with lovely freshness.

Score: 88 Best Buy | November 1, 2021 | Wine Enthusiast

Bright millennial pink in the glass, this wine has a nose offering calamansi, Valencia orange and watermelon rind. Juicy, crisp flavors combine watermelon, strawberry and Meyer lemon acidity, with a line of crushed chalk on the finish. FIONA ADAMS

Score: 91 | March 20, 2018 | Wine & Spirits

This negociant firm, owned by the Boisset family since 1993, produced an impressively fresh Meursault Porusot in 2015. Some of our tasters objected to the oak influence, which one found sawdusty, while others found it appropriately nutty, with baking-spice flavors to accent the apple and fennel flavors. The texture is round and sapid, making this a wine for roast veal.

Score: 90 | March 19, 2018 | Wine & Spirits

This has the smooth feel of stones polished in a tumbler, the wine savory and meaty, the texture opulent. A spark of acidity brings out notes of orange pith to balance a hint of nutty, nougat-like sweetness, all of it held with firm elasticity to the structure.

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


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: 92 | July 2, 2015 | Ultimate Wine Challenge


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 | 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.