About Pierre Bouree 2010 Corton Renards, Grand Cru
In the 19th century Pierre Bouree took over a wine business founded in 1864 in Gevrey-Chambertin and gave his name to it. Today, fourth generation nephews Bernard and Jean-Christophe Vallet carry on a well-established tradition of fine Burgundy production at Pierre Bouree Fils. Over the years they have acquired many vineyards and much of the wine now comes from estate vineyards. Their approach is a focus on quality with restricting yields for greater expression and no herbicide use. All the grapes undergo a careful triage.
On release this wine was scored 94 points by John Gilman in his "View From the Cellar" publication. He said "The 2010 Bourée Corton 'Renardes' may be labeled simply at Corton tout court, as that is how it is stamped on the barrels in the cellar, but it will be the sole Corton from Maison Bourée in 2010, so whichever way it is labeled, it will be worth a special effort to find, as this is a beautiful wine in the making. In March, it was showing all of the inherent potential I found in it last July, jumping from the glass in a deep and complex blend of cherries, strawberries, orange zest, incipient notes of sous bois, coffee, gamebirds and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very, very pure on the attack, with a soil-driven personality, ripe, suave tannins and outstanding length and grip on the beautifully focused, deep and intensely-flavored finish. Quintessential young Corton! 2022-2065."
Now with 10 years of bottle age this wine is showing layers of flavor and complexity. Extremely Limited!