Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France
Grand Cru Bonnes-Mares
Here too there is plenty of wood influence surrounding the spice, earth, game, cassis and plum suffused nose. There is fine richness to the velvety and impressively concentrated broad-shouldered flavors that possess a seductive mouth feel though the firm, robust and muscular finish make it clear that this is built-to-age. This will require more patience than the Clos de Vougeot but it is not so backward that it could not be popped after 7 to 8 years of bottle age.