Bouchard Chevalier Montrachet 2007
29 Jan 2020
2007 was obviously a great white burgundy vintage as many producers exhibited fresh and lively acidity for what they’ve produced. Bouchard, as a very reputable Chevalier Montrachet producer, did not disappoint in this vintage too. I was taken aback when I poured out my first glass, as the color seemed to be too yellowish for a wine that’s only 13 years old. I was right, a whiff and it has revealed slight premox with sugarcane character. However, the premox did not affect the body of the wine, and as expected, the elevated acidity along with elegant fruits greeted my palate warmly. The prominence of a Chevalier Montrachet as compared to any other 1er cru wines is that Chevalier has this unique character of being “oily” with the texture, something like a very light olive oil dancing around your palate, deriving maximum pleasure from this unique taste. I always enjoy my Chevalier Montrachet!