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Annual Toronto Tasting of Bouchard Pere et Fils Winery – Burgundy

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Burgundy I small as compared with Bordeaux, but its wines are more sought after and are more expensive.

It is true that when a vintage yields ripe pinot noir and skilful winemakers make the wine, it caresses the tongue like no others int eh world.

In Burgundy, vintages matter, and before you consider buying an

expensive Burgundy, you must research the vintage.

Bouchard Pere et Fils is one of the most famous Burgundy shippers and was founded in 1731. Now it owns 130 hectares of vineyards, 74 of which are Premiere cru classified.

Locates in Beaune, the vinous capital of Burgundy, the company management sends every year a descendant of the family to Ontario and Quebec (two important markets in Canada) to showcase the wines of a vintage. This year it was 2012.

Since Henriot, a champagne house, bought BPF a few years ago, the company expanded to Fleurie in Beaujolais by acquiring Villa Ponciago.

This year sommeliers, and wine writers had an opportunity to taste a range of BPF wines.

Henriot Champagne, Champagne

Rose
Salmon pink with copper highlights in colour.
Intense, complex, fruity (raspberry and strawberry) smells dominate the nose. Pine and persistent perlage and delicious finish.
A champagne as an aperitif or with roasted salmon.
91/100
$ 89.95

White wines

Meursault Les Clous, 2012, Cote de Beaune
Yellow with green tinges, and brilliant. Aromas of apples/pears and white flowers dominate the nose. Elegant and refined with a seamless mouth feel. Pair with halibut enriched with sauce Hollandaise pan-fried salmon, sauce beurre blanc. Cellaring for two to three years would render this wine more refined.
92/100
$ 64.00

Puligny-Montrachet , 2012, Cote de Beaune
Outstanding fruit and floral aromas waft out of the glass. In the mouth, hints of oak are detectable. Smooth, elegant and assertive flavours. Long finish.
93/100
$ 79.00

Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot, Cote de Beaune
Pale golden colour with shimmers of green. From one of the most celebrated grand cru classified vineyards, this wine lives up to its reputation. Fruity with distinct mineral aromas. Rich, powerful and balanced.
Boiled lobster with drawn butter, or Dover sole Duglere, or poached salmon with sauce mayonnaise would go well with this superb wine
94+/100
$ 130.00

William Fevre, Chablis
Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses
Floral and fruity aromas. Minerality from the limestone-rich soils is dominate.
Round and rich mouth feel.
93/100
$ 123.00

Chablis Le Clos
Complex bouquet of flowers and spice along with minerality typical for this wine. Powerful and generous.
Pair confidently with bouillabaisse, smoked salmon, smoked eel, smoked trout, oysters on the half shell with a drop of lemon juice, free-range chicken breast in a cream sauce.
94/100
$ 143.00

Also recommended

Meursault – Genevrieres 2012, BPF
90/100,
$ 119.00

Pouilly Fuisse. BPF
91/100
L C BO General list
$ 27.00

Chablis Beauroy, 2012, W. Fevre
90/100
$ 97.00

Chablis Montmain, 2012 W.Fevre
91/100
$ $ 58.00

Chablis Mont de Milieu, 2012, W. Fevre
92/100
$ $ 69.00

Red wines

Fleurie La Roche Muriers, 2011, Villa Ponciago, Beaujolais
Vibrant crimson colour. Aromas of plum and stone fruits.
Engaging and refreshing mouth feel. Medium-bodied and highly enjoyable.
90/100
$ 60.00

Corton Grand Cru, 2012
Intense strawberry aromas. In the mouth spicy flavours. A well-balanced wine, with a potential of four to five years cellaring to render this excellent wine more refined.
93/100
$ 175.00

Gevrey-Chambertin Clos de Beze
Vibrant pale red with brown shades. Fruity, well-structured fleshy, and sensuous. Long finish. Goes well with roasted game birds, roasted duck breast, flavourful hard cheeses.
94/100
$ 406.00

Pommard Rugiens
Fruity with forest floor smells and a touch of oak. A rich, robust and intense wine with spicy, peppery notes.
Drinkable now, but will be more refined in both texture and favlur with five to eight years of cellaring.
92/100
$ 120.00

Beaune Greves Vigne Enfant Jesus Premiere Cru
This monople (a wholly owned vineyard by BPF. In Burgundy monopole vineyards are a rarity and much acclaimed) vineyards is known for its deep crimson coloured, vibrant wines. Superbly fruity, suffused with spice and oak.
Intense, balanced, powerful and velvety. Long satisfying aftertaste.
Pair with roasted saddle of venison, game stew, medium-rare roasted whole filet of beef sliced and served with sauce Hollandaise, or sauce Bearnaise.
92/100
$ 149.00

Also recommended

Chambolle Musigny
91/100
$ 125.00

Gevrey-Chambertin
91/100
$ 49.95 Available at the Vintages

Clos de la Mousse (Monople)
90/100
$ 76.00

Nuits St. Georges Les Cailles
90/100
$ 146.00

All above are special imports and available in cases of 6 bottles, except those marked General list or Vintages.

Special order wines arrive approximately six to eight weeks after the order is placed.
Prices are subject to change pending on the value of the dollar.
Contact fax 416 767 9008 or email info@woodmanwinesandspirits.com

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