The tasting Grandes Maisons Grands Cru during Grands Jours de Bourgogne included the opportunity to taste some of the big wines from the 2015 vintage – wines I rarely have the chance to taste and evaluate from bottle.
The Bourchard Pere et Fils Montrachet 2015 – is a rather mighty wine – ripeness level up a notch from the Chevalier-Montrachet. A rich Montrachet – with volume and tremendous generosity – yet still with a lovely energy despite the relatively high ripeness. This is what the unique Montrachet terroir can do – the minerality and large frame of this terroir can focus and support these rather voluptuous wines. The style of the 2015 is quite rich and creamy compared to the classic acidity driven and refined 2014. The 2015 appeals more to some palates – I do however stay with the 2014. A Very Fine or even Outstanding effort (94 – 96p). Tasted 15/03/2018.
This does however remind me about the rather strange ratings I have seen of the 2014 Montrachet from Bouchard Pere et Fils. Firstly – I have tasted this two times with the Chevalier-Montrachet 2014 and the Montrachet is clearly a step up in quality – as it should be. Both are clearly better than the other whites – aside from the Chevalier-Montrachet La Cabotte 2014, that almost rivals the Montrachet. I do feel sad when a great wine as the Montrachet 2014 is rated at 90p or even below … why and how???