Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France
Grand Cru Le Corton Domaine 2015
(from east-facing vines at the top of the appellation, at an altitude of 300 meters; picked on September 10): Bright red-ruby. Medicinal scents of kirsch and licorice show a positive burnt note. Distinctly tighter and more clenched than the Pommard Rugiens, without the early pliancy of that wine but with terrific energy and clarity to its black fruit and licorice flavors. This very young, juicy, firmly tannic wine needs time to harmonize but has all the elements to make a superb bottle.