2018 Bouchard Pere et Fils Le Corton Grand Cru

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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JM 95 W&S 94 DC 93 JS 93 WA 93 VN 93
JM 95

Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy, November 2019

(92-95 points) Clear bright fresh purple. Light clay, red coloured on top of hard Corton limestone. Lively deep plums and some dark raspberry, very slinky and seductive with some black fruit on the palate, but retains a...
W&S 94

Wine & Spirits, February 2023

A domaine wine, Bouchard farms this on their 8.77 acres on the east face of the Corton hill. The hot, dry vintage played into that exposition toward the morning sun, yielding a wine with notes of licorice amped up in...
DC 93

Decanter, April 2021

In 2018 the picking began on 5th September and yielded a rich, ripe red and black berry fruit character, yet there was no sense of excess, and the wine retained a pleasant freshness despite the heat. The tannins are firm...
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, November 2020

A firm, linear red with ripe strawberries and raspberries and some hazelnuts and citrus rind. It’s medium-to full-bodied with lightly chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Tight at the end. Drink after 2022.
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2020

The 2018 Le Corton Grand Cru has turned out very nicely in bottle, offering up a deep and complex bouquet of cassis, wild berries, grilled meats, black truffle, blood orange and sweet forest floor. Medium to full-bodied...
VN 93

Vinous, January 2020

(91-93 points) The 2018 Le Corton Grand Cru comes from an east-facing vineyard on clayey soils over limestone at 300m altitude. It has a fresh raspberry and cranberry bouquet with touches of rose petal and orange peel...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Beaune
Appellation Aloxe Corton
Sub-appellation Le Corton
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%

The 2018 Bouchard Pere et Fils Le Corton Grand Cru is a remarkable red wine hailing from the prestigious Burgundy region of France. Crafted from the finest Pinot Noir grapes, this wine exudes elegance and complexity, showcasing the true essence of its terroir.

In the glass, this wine presents a deep, alluring red color that hints at its depth and intensity. On the nose, it offers a captivating bouquet of cassis, wild berries, grilled meats, black truffle, blood orange, and sweet forest floor. These aromas intertwine beautifully, creating a symphony of scents that entice the senses.

On the palate, the Le Corton Grand Cru delivers a rich and ripe character of red and black berry fruits. Despite the heat of the 2018 vintage, this wine maintains a pleasant freshness that adds vibrancy and balance to its profile. The tannins are firm yet velvety, contributing to a texture that is rewardingly dense. As the wine unfolds, it reveals layers of flavor, showcasing notes of ripe strawberries, raspberries, hazelnuts, and citrus rind. The finish is remarkably long, leaving a lasting impression on the palate.

This exceptional wine is the product of a large parcel purchased from the Moyne Jacqueminot family, featuring an east-southeast exposure just below the portion dedicated to Chardonnay. The meticulous winemaking techniques employed by Bouchard Pere et Fils have resulted in a wine that is both powerful and refined. With a medium to full-bodied structure, this wine possesses a muscular quality that is complemented by its exceptional finesse.

The 2018 Bouchard Pere et Fils Le Corton Grand Cru is a wine that can be enjoyed now, but will also benefit from some additional cellaring. Its tightness at the end suggests that it will continue to evolve and develop with time. For those who choose to savor this wine in the future, it is recommended to drink it after 2022 to fully appreciate its potential.

With its stunning complexity and impeccable craftsmanship, this wine is a true gem from the Burgundy region. It is a testament to the artistry of Bouchard Pere et Fils and the unique character of Le Corton. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with a special meal, this wine is sure to create a memorable experience for any wine enthusiast.