Cedric Bouchard makes some of the most singular, vinous and terroir expressive wines in Champagne which is even taken to the next level in his prized and ultra rare cuvée, La Bolorée. 2015 was a particularly great vintage for Bouchard and every cuvée I’ve tried has been fantastic. La Bolorée, 100% Pinot Blanc from 50+ year-old vines on limestone soils, is powerful, detailed and multidimensional showing layer upon layer of rich orchard fruit, white flowers and salty minerals. Just my 4th time having this bottling, but it is always a special drinking experience. We did not decant, but drank from Zalto Burgundy which somehow didn’t break on a boat 😅
— a month ago
I think there’s no question who made the Champagne’s of the vintage in 2011, and that’s Cedric Bouchard. La Haute Lemblé shows everything I love in Bouchard’s vinous style wafting a focused stone fruit expression with gun smoke, white flowers and wet stones. The palate is straight satin with a crystalline purity, ripping lemony acids and a long and vibrant finish. Can never get enough of these wines. — 2 months ago
One of the best champs I’ve ever had. Enjoyed at AOC.
Côte de Bachelin [La Parcelle] - 100% Pinot Noir from the 1.5 hectare lieu-dit of Côte de Bachelin. Spends a full three years on the lees, and thus, is always bottled as a vintage cuvée. 150 cases produced annually. — 2 months ago
Such a nice acid line thru this — 2 months ago
Love this Cuvée. First time trying 2017, which Bouchard clearly nailed. Elected to not decant, and just go with a Burgundy glass. It’s highly aromatic for Champagne, revealing layers of rich orchard fruits, perfumed citrus oils and a touch of gun smoke. The palate is creamy and satiny, so textural and so giving. Such a singular, vinous Champagne and the perfect example of Bouchard’s style. Love these wines, and really impressed with how well 2017 is drinking already. — 2 months ago
Quite nice with a simple quiche dinner. A gift from Jim’s cellar — 4 days ago