Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France
Grand Cru Echezeaux
A background application of wood does not interfere with the clear expression of the well-layered mix of various dark berry and plum scents that display top notes of spice and floral hints. There is good volume to the suave and seductive yet entirely serious middle weight plus flavors that quickly firm up before terminating in a wonderfully lingering finish. This is also blessed with plenty of dry extract that, like the Suchots, should allow it to drink well early if that’s your preference.