2018 Bouchard Pere et Fils Clos Vougeot Grand Cru

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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JS 96

jamessuckling.com, November 2020

Really spicy and decadent with crushed flowers, fruit and some grilled-meat undertones. It’s full-bodied with tight, tensioned tannins that nicely frame the fruit. Reserved yet complex flavors. A thoroughly beautiful...
VN 94

Vinous, November 2022

The 2018 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru has quite a perfumed bouquet with brambly red fruit, sous-bois and wilted rose petals. This has delicacy and finesse. The palate is medium-bodied with a citrus-fresh entry, blood orange...
DC 93

Decanter, March 2021

The harvest in 2018 started on September 4th. It is impossible not to love this wine, although it is entirely different than the previous vintage. Produced, as in 2017, exclusively from the parcel in Plante l'Abbé, it was...
JM 93

Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy, September 2022

A mixed red crimson colour. The bouquet is soft and dour, while there is some volatility showing on the palate. Quite a long finish to this lightly red fruited wine. Another wine which builds very well but you have to...
WA 92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2020

(90 - 92+ points) The 2018 Clos Vougeot Grand Cru, from Bouchard's domaine holdings—and only their holdings in the upper part of the vineyard, as the lower-lying plots are being replanted—reveals aromas of raspberries...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Nuits
Appellation Vougeot
Sub-appellation Clos de Vougeot
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2018 Bouchard Pere et Fils Clos Vougeot Grand Cru, a remarkable Pinot Noir hailing from the renowned Burgundy region of France. This wine, with its deep red color, is a true masterpiece that embodies the elegance and complexity that Burgundy wines are known for.

The nose of this wine is a symphony of aromas, captivating the senses with its rich and pronounced dark black fruit aroma. There is a subtle touch of sweetness and spice that adds depth and intrigue to the bouquet, creating a truly captivating experience.

On the palate, the 2018 Bouchard Pere et Fils Clos Vougeot Grand Cru reveals its true character. It is rich and almost thick in texture, with a velvety mouthfeel that envelops the taste buds. The flavors are both vibrant and complex, showcasing the perfect balance between fruit and spice. The tight, tensioned tannins frame the fruit beautifully, adding structure and finesse to the wine.

The critics have been unanimous in their praise for this exceptional vintage. Decanter awarded it a remarkable score of 93 points, describing it as impossible not to love. James Suckling, another esteemed critic, awarded it an impressive 96 points, praising its spicy and decadent character. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also commended this wine with a score of 92 points, highlighting its medium to full-bodied nature and impressive structure.

As a wine expert, I can confidently recommend enjoying the 2018 Bouchard Pere et Fils Clos Vougeot Grand Cru after 2023 to fully appreciate its potential. This wine has the ability to age gracefully, and with time, it will reveal even more layers of complexity and nuance.

In conclusion, the 2018 Bouchard Pere et Fils Clos Vougeot Grand Cru is a wine that demands attention and admiration. With its impeccable craftsmanship and exceptional flavor profile, it is a true testament to the artistry of winemaking. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with a gourmet meal, this wine is sure to leave a lasting impression on any wine lover.