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Vintage information 1958:

1956 and 1957 were both struck by hail, so the vines weren’t in the best shape in 1958. The wines were irregular - no surprise - it was a pretty terrible year; rain a late October harvest. Very few wines were good and even fewer survive.

1958 Bouchard Père et Fils, MontrachetNov. 2018
Darker almost Sauternes colur. A nose that grows and grows, eventually becoming smoky, almost marmalade, apricot, some nuts and dried fruit – that’s so special. A line of lavour, starting tight, sowly melting tiny complexities over the palate. Vibrant, complex, superb finishing. Maybe the 1998 is the most impressive finishing of all these Bouchards, but all the same, this is simply great wine. In the context of such a poor vintage, can there be a greater wine?
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