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Sunday, November 25, 2007

2004 Bouchard Père & Fils Beaune du Château Pinot Noir

I've always been a fan of wine from Domaine Bouchard Père & Fils and this Premier Cru is a perfect example of how Burgundy is in my opinion, still light years ahead of American producers when it comes to producing quality Pinot a each price point. This wine only costs about $29.99 retail and it is far superior to most California and Oregon Pinot's in that range.

A gorgeous bouquet packed with ripe cherry, strawberry, candied red Washington apple, wet stone, and chalk. The terroir is expressed through mineral and earthy tones which are very refined and not pungent like some funktified, brett filled, barnyarders! The flavors boast ripe and luscious cherry which is round and not tart, brilliant minerality and wet stone lead into a powerful and complex finish. Perfect combination of concentration and alluring finesse. Best to pair with a glazed ham of some sort. I score the wine 93 points.

Peter said...

Wholeheartedly endorse your assessment here. I tried a glass of this at a wine bar over the weekend and was blown away by the quality and price point. Mildly earthy like a toned down Rhône, but with nice layers of fruit.

john e poplin said...

Don't forget about the Blanc as well. I had placed these two wines by the glass at Atlanta's TOP fine dining restaurant Bacchanalia, until I replaced it with Domaine Leroy wines. I got to taste recently the whole 2006 line up from B.P&F... EXCELLENT!! definately worth the money.

 
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