Bouchard Pere & Fils Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2009 750ml
Cote de Nuits, Burgundy, France
JR16.5 Burg93-96 ST91
Jancis Robinson 16.5
Spicy dark cherry. Hint of something like cumin? Smooth, rounded, and a nice mix of savoury and fresh on the finish.
Outer quote mark An elegant and admirably pure nose of warm earth, subtle spice and relatively fresh red currant and plum aromas leads to rich, detailed and tension-filled flavors that display a taut muscularity on the mouth coating and relatively refined finish that is supported by firm and buried tannins as well as stunningly good length. The Echézeaux is an excellent wine but this has another dimension present. A superb effort though patience will be required.
Stephen Tanzer 91
Outer quote mark Good full red. Complex, scented nose offers medicinal red cherry, licorice, menthol, flowers and Asian spices. Supple and very ripe but at the same time quite taut, with lovely inner-mouth perfume and a light touch to the flavors of dark berry preserves and spices. Densely packed but not at all heavy, finishing with suave tannins and lingering minerality. Very young today.