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Monday, April 30, 2012
April 4/12: Bourchard Pere st Fils Burgundy Tasting at RCYC
The Date and Time: Wednesday, April 4, 2010
The Event: Annual Bouchard Pere et Fils vintage tasting, 2010 this year.
The Venue: RCYC St. George Location
The Target Audience: clients, wine media, sommeliers.
The Availability/Catalogue: everything is available through the usual distribution channels or through private orders. About 100 wines were listed, but not all were available for tasting before buying.
The Quote/Background: 2010 was a minuscule production year in Burgundy, but what is available has both fragrance and charm.
The Wines: we began with a toasty (four star) Henriot Brut Souverain NV ($63.95 consignment), the company which owns Bouchard Pere et Fils, William Fevre, and Villa Ponciago
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Bouchard Pere et Fils Beaune 1er Greves Vigne Enfant Jesus 2010, $124
-Bouchard Pere et Fils Pommard 1er Cru 2010, $72
-Bouchard Pere et Fils Meursault 1er cru Genevrieres, $96
-William Fevre Chablis Bourgros Grand Cru 2010, $81
-William Fevre Chablis Les Preuses Grand Cru 2010, $94
-Villa Ponciago Fleurie Grand Cuvee La Roche Muriers 2009, $48
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Bouchard Pere et Fils Macon Lugny St.Pierre 2010, $14.95 +51573 GL
-Bouchard Pere et Fils Beaune du Chateau 1er cru 2008, $36.95 Vintages
-Bouchard Pere et Fils Le Corton 2010, $124
-Bouchard Pere et Fils Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Les Cailles 2010, $118
-Bouchard Pere et Fils Gevrey-Chambertin 2010, $55
-Bouchard Pere et Fils Corton Charlemagne Blanc 2010, $192
-Bouchard Pere et Fils Beaune 1er Cru Saint-Landry 2010, $61