Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France
(half domain and half purchased grapes; vinified by Bouchard): Bright medium red. Complex if youthfully tight aromas of wild blackberry, dark raspberry, blueberry, licorice and menthol. Then surprisingly supple in the mouth, but with a youthfully medicinal cast to its dark berry, licorice and stone flavors. The 25% whole-cluster component is keeping the wine's flavors under wraps today and accentuating its tannins, but the finish displays noteworthy floral persistence.