In a word, excellent. - 2012 Bouchard Le Corton

Posted by Ian McFadden

2012 Bouchard Le Corton

"In a word, excellent." -Burghound

Bouchard has largely defined Le Corton for most of the 20th Century.

Numerous examples still stand as monuments to the longevity that this vineyard can achieve. The 55 and 61 are both legends. Burghound speaks of a 1926 tasted 80 years later that was still on point.

Their Le Corton has long been a core part of our Burgundy selection. There are very few reputable producers from whom you can get a Grand Cru in the $100 range. And Bouchard's Le Corton delivers in a very big way. This is especially the case in 2012.

Le Corton is a serious, storied terroir and deserving of a place in even the most elite and the most coveted cellars, though it's priced so that we can all tuck a bit away.

Le Corton is perhaps unique in the Côte d'Or with its combination of profound mineral and fortress-like structure with an ultra-fine layer of fruit.

In the 2012 vintage, all of these qualities are laid bare with a beautiful clarity of fruit and mineral. Burghound calls it "an old school Corton" because of its serious structure. It will age extremely well for the next two or three decades. It not only has the structure, but also the persistence and balance.

In closing, we have to issue a warning that we'll be repeating often for 2012 Burgundy: 2012 Le Corton is very limited. Sadly, yields are way, way down this vintage. Please give us your ideal order and we'll try our best.

To order, reply to or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits