"A total knock-out"
2009 Cédric Bouchard Roses de Jeanne Côte de Béchalin

Posted by Ian McFadden

It's been nearly four years since our last Cédric Bouchard offer.

The 2009 Bechalin impressed us so much when we tasted it that we immediately started planning an offer.

The wine blew us away with its brilliant minerality and rigorous structure.

Bouchard produces some of the most intensely sculpted Champagnes around. And some of the most transparent and terroir laden. They are wines that leave a profound impression on you.

It's clear that Cédric Bouchard is an uncompromising perfectionist.

The 2009 Côte de Béchalin displays a shocking harmony. 2009 was a ripe vintage, but Bouchard's Béchalin has so much energy and is so well proportioned that the thought of a ripe vintage would never cross your mind. Antontio Galloni calls the wine "bright, precise and translucent" and that sums it up nicely.

Côte de Béchalin is a Blanc de Noirs that's sourced from a 0.74ha southwest facing vineyard. For many years, this was labeled as La Parcelle and the wines were made by the previous owner. Since 2007, the wine has been made by Bouchard and labeled Roses de Jeanne Côte de Béchalin.

I'm going to wrap this up. For me, this represents Cédric Bouchard at the height of his powers. Very excited to offer.

To order, please email us at offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

2009 Cédric Bouchard
Roses de Jeanne Côte de Béchalin

Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media: "The 2009 Blanc de Noirs Côte de Béchalin (formerly La Parcelle) is powerful, tightly wound and very much closed in on itself, which is quite surprising given the natural ripeness of the 2009 vintage. Of course, that also means readers won't find any of the blowsy character that some 2009s show. Bright, precise and translucent, the Côte de Béchalin graces the palate with an exquisite array of lively orchard fruit and sweet, floral overtones that show the brighter side of Pinot Noir. Quite simply, the 2009 Côte de Béchalin is a total knock-out, not to mention a real pleasure to taste today."