2009, Bouchard Pere et Fils, Chevalier Montrachet Cabotte

Chevalier Montrachet, Burgundy, France
White

(Priced at per bottle)

Vintage
Size

Score: 93-95

Drinking Dates: 2019+

Critic: Allen Meadows

Tasted: 01-Jul-2011

(Bouchard has been separately vinifying this parcel, which at one time was part of Montrachet, since 1992 though the first commercial release was not until 1997; Prost jokingly refers to this parcel as “Montrachet du haute pente”, or upper slope Montrachet). This is slightly riper than the straight Chevalier with a similar nose but with more yellow fruit and spice influence that is followed by rich, serious, broad-shouldered and intensely stony flavors that possess a positively gorgeous sense of underlying tension that adds energy to the massive, explosive, long and palate staining finish. This is a big yet impeccably well-balanced wine that should age for years. (93-95)/2019+