Bourgogne for All
I’ll be the first to admit it … and I’m sure a vast majority of you are in the same boat … Burgundy has a tendency to confuse me.
The Beaunes, the Nuits, the Cotes it’s enough to make one dizzy and they’re hard to keep track of.
On the other hand, nothing beats a well-made Burgundian Pinot, some say it’s the wine that changes you forever. I’ve yet to find my heart stopping Pinot, but I’ll gladly keep looking … and my latest foray to find “the one” was at the Bouchard Pere & Fils tasting.
Bouchard Pere & Fils 2012 Pommard Rugiens ($120.00)
Comes off as creamy smooth with silky tannins and red cherry; this one’s sippable yet savory.
Bouchard Pere & Fils 2012 Beaune Greves Vigne de L’Enfant Jesus ($149.00)
This is the one that always comes the closest for me. Super nose, great mouthfeel, cherry with hints of cranberry, black currant and nicely spiced.
Bouchard Pere & Fils 2012 Le Corton ($175.00)
The nose is closed but the palate is a total pleasure, it opens with plenty of red fruit and delicious berries and keeps right on giving to the long finish.