The greatest young Bouchard wines - 2010 Bouchard Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

Posted by Ian McFadden

White Magic
2010 Bouchard Corton-Charlemagne
THE great Grand Cru Burgundy value

"The entire range is stunning and they are amongst the most beautiful group of white wines I tasted anywhere in this great vintage...

They are unequivocally the greatest young Bouchard wines I have ever had the pleasure to taste." -John Gilman

These are very big words. Since 2004, Bouchard's whites have gone from strength to strength.

To put the 2010 white collection at the top of the heap, is really saying something.

Out of Bouchard's entire white collection, their Corton-Charlemagne is a wine that I think of as being very special for two reasons - outright quality and outrageous value. As much as I love Bouchard's Montrachet and Chevalier-Montrachet "La Cabotte," I always turn to the Corton-Charlemagne for offers because the value is so compelling.

Corton-Charlemagne is one of the most epic of all the Grand Crus combining power, deep minerality and an incredibly ageworthy structure. Of course, this breeding and grandeur comes at a cost. The extreme example is Coche-Dury's Corton-Charlemagne, which goes for over a $1,000 upon release.

Thankfully, Bouchard's "Corton-Charlie," which is always rated neck-and-neck with Coche's, sells for a fraction of cost. Today, we offer Bouchard's great 2010 Corton-Charlemagne for $119.95 per bottle, and $114.95 on 4-packs.

Bouchard's 2010 Corton-Charlemagne is one of the smartest buys in the world of white Burgundy.

The 2010 Corton-Charlemagne struts a fantastic breadth, a dynamism that saturates the palate while also giving the wine a lift and magical elegance.

The 2010 vintage produced stunning white Burgundies that combine intense concentration with a shimmering purity and transparency of terroir. Bouchard's Corton-Charlemagne presents the vintage's signature with a stunning precision. The Grand Cru's power and density are proudly on display backed by an emphatically energetic and stony core.

The fact that Bouchard's Corton-Charlemagne has assumed a "can't miss" status in recent vintages shows the wisdom of the massive investments that Henriot has made since taking over the domaine, not to mention the inspired winemaking of Philippe Prost.

To wrap things up, this is a special vintage for a wine that's already been at a very high level for the past six vintages. I'd strongly advise you to consider 4-packs. The 2010 Corton-Charlemagne has at least a couple decades of life ahead of it.

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

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