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Bouchard Pere & Fils - Corton-Charlemagne - Grand Cru

92 points - The Wine Advocate
92 points - The Wine Advocate

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"The 2016 Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru unfurls in the glass with a youthfully tight-knit bouquet of crisp green orchard fruit, lemon oil, smoke and beeswax. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, delicately textural and incisive, with tangy acids, good concentration at the core and a long, precise finish. " - Neal Martin


The 2016 Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru unfurls in the glass with a youthfully tight-knit bouquet of crisp green orchard fruit, lemon oil, smoke and beeswax. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, delicately textural and incisive, with tangy acids, good concentration at the core and a long, precise finish. With its racy profile, this is built for the cellar.
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Appellation: corton charlemagne
Producer: Bouchard Pere & Fils
Style: Grand Cru

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