Reviews & Scores
Fragrant with violet, black cherry, black currant, licorice, iron and spice aromas and flavors, this red is both powerful and restrained, with a supple texture and solid structure that are beautifully aligned, while the aftertaste lingers with echoes of dark fruit, mineral and spice. Best from 2024 through 2042. *Collectibles*
The 2019 Le Corton Grand Cru confirms its superb showing from barrel, blossoming in the glass with scents of wild berries, peonies, violets, blood orange and warm spices. Medium to full-bodied, sumptuous and enveloping, with melting tannins, beautiful purity of fruit and lively balancing acids, it's long and perfumed, concluding with a saline, rose-inflected finish. I have never tasted a Corton from Bouchard that was so good, so young.
Powerful yet sleek with effusive, ripe black-cherry character. Silky front palate, then the serious tannins come through. No hint of the rusticity and edginess that you sometimes get from this appellation. More than enough fruit to make a completely convincing package. Bold finish.
An overtly floral nose reflects notes of rose petal, lavender, acacia and violet along with nuances of red and black fruit, earth and a whiff of forest floor. There is excellent intensity, size, weight and power to the attractively textured big-bodied flavors that brim with minerality on the caressing but punchy finale. This beautifully balanced effort is in the classic mold of this wine as it's very clearly built for the long haul and again, I would suggest not touching this wine for at least a decade and two decades would not be much of a surprise. *Don't Miss!*
The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, and quite pure and focused, offering dark berry fruit laced with cedar toward the structured and rather saturnine finish. Broody – it will require patience.
From a 3.55ha parcel in Le Corton, at the top of the slope on thin soils, reducing the yield and making for a brilliantly fresh wine. The aromas begin with fragrant red fruit and spice, then a savoury mineral note at the end. On the palate, the wine is crisp, tannic and tightly wound. There is substance here, however, and with time it should open well.