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2000 bouchard père chablis 1er montmains (p.ox)

2000 Bouchard Père et Fils, Chablis 1er Montmains

2000 Bouchard Père et Fils, Chablis 1er Montmains

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Just a little darker than last week’s 02 Perrières, but frankly nothing more than a medium gold – no alarm bells. The nose is deep, a little exotic and not really hinting of oxidation, more about toffee-edged fruit – not exactly Chablis-esque, but way-ahead of the Perrières. In the mouth it’s also better – but not by much, clearly showing a strong oxidative character. Actually quite drinkable – but tastes like a 20+ year-old wine. I’m not sure where the border is with respect to fair/not fair to complain about oxidised 1er cru Chablis – but I know it’s not 7 and a bit years after bottling…
Rebuy – No

2 responses to “2000 bouchard père chablis 1er montmains (p.ox)”

  1. Will

    Bill,

    I don’t have any experience with Bouchard in Chablis, but I certainly would have thought that a 1er cru at this stage for a lesser producer, in a not great vintage, could be pushing it a little bit. Your note suggests a wine certainly past its best but surely this isn’t a complete surprise in this instance? I wonder if Pox had never shown it’s ugly head would one even question bottles of this nature or just accept them as par for the course or white wine drinking. Just my 2 cents, as I have had a few disappointing 7-10 Year Old Chablis in the past year or so, but I’m not sure if Pox was to blame.

    Cheers,
    Will

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