Bourgogne Chardonnay Bouchard Pere & Fils

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We used to go to France every 2 months to stock up on food and wine. With declining Sterling rates, busier lives and Calais resembling a post-Apocalyptic bandit-zone we lost interest… Last week we returned. Calais is still not what it used to be; there’s high fencing, razor wire, and most of the roadside trees have been felled. Despite the demolition of the jungle there was still large groups roaming around. We made a break for Boulogne to shop, and then to Le Touquet for lunch.  At the exchange rate of £1 to 1.08 Euros this wine worked out at about £8.20 a bottle – it’s not retailed in the UK but it’s sold in the US at about £16, and in Australia at £25. It is an attractive looking bottle…

Tasting notes: Initially detected some mineral notes. Hints of tropical fruits. Some creaminess on the palate. Good texture.

Wine Colour – White
Price – 8.91 Euros
Where do I get it from? Auchan
Current Vintage – 2016
Producer – Bouchard
Grape – 100% Chardonnay
Region/Country – Burgundy
Points – 90
Food Pairing: This would go well with the usual chicken and fish dishes. We had it with nibbles; cheese straws & smoked salmon blinis.

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