The 2018 Montrachet Grand Cru has a sensual bouquet with white peach and almond. Touches of orange blossom come through with time, but I would never describe it as a mineral-driven Montrachet. The palate is well balanced with fine acidity, quite taut with a chalky finish. Fine, though doesn’t take you to heaven and it begins to fade in the glass. Is that what you want from a Montrachet? I thought so. Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2018 white tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2050
Robert Parker 95
Sumptuous and dramatic, Bouchard’s 2018 Montrachet Grand Cru bursts with aromas of honeyed peaches, toasted nuts, white flowers, orange oil and fresh bread. Full-bodied, textural and enveloping, it’s satiny and gourmand, with lively acids and a rich, expansive finish. If this year’s Cabotte is more tightly wound and incisive, the Montrachet is irresistible for its power and scale.
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2058
A chalk-led mineral nose with no obvious fruit character. Pure crystalline attack with a brittle mouthfeel and a rounded fruit character. A baby but really has elegance and great structure. (AC)
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2035