Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France
Premier Cru Beaune du Château Blanc
While more discreet I still wouldn’t describe the oak regimen as subtle on the notably ripe dark berry fruit, earth and sandalwood scents. There is excellent volume to the medium weight flavors that possess admirable mid-palate concentration that helps to buffer the moderately firm tannic spine. This isn’t especially elegant but in contrast to a number of wines in the range that are clearly in need of bottle age this should be accessible earlier.