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Saturday, February 21, 2009

2004 BOUCHARD AÎNÉ & FILS Savigny-les-Beaune Premier Cru "Les Peuillets"

This wine is distinctively Burgundian and shows all the terroir and funk one would love if he or she were a Franko-phile. On the bouquet this wine shows elements of wet pavement, chalk, earth, dirt, roots, and a touch of brett. There are some underlining cherry notes that seem to be the only fruit aromas and just the faintest bit of menthol. On the palate this wine has a zippy attack and tingles it's earthy complexities onto the palate with a cool menthol-like sensory.  It's amazingly earthy and shows notes of wet leather, minerals, wet stone, vitamin, dirt, and some nice cherry cola notes. I also detected a bit of sweet red bell pepper that I found really interesting. This wine is strictly for the Burgundy lovers but with it's long finish and complexity I would score it 90 points. 
 
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