Bourgogne for All

By / Wine + Drinks / March 26th, 2014 / 2

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.

For more wine suggestions, see our other #WineWednesday posts.



Michael is an award-winning journalist: Promoting the Promoters Award Cuvée 2010 and Ontario Wine Awards Journalist of the Year 2012.  He is also a national and international wine judge - Ontario Wine Awards, All Canadian Wine Championships; Best of Riesling — Germany; Essencia do Vinho — "Top Wines of Portugal".  He is currently the President of the Wine Writers Circle of Canada and the wine columnist for Ottawa Life and Grand magazine as well as regular contributor to Tidings, and Grapevine ... his reviews have also appeared in the LCBO Vintages magazine. Michael has also added a YouTube channel to his activities where he reviews bottles of great Ontario wine on a weekly basis. In whatever he does, it is Michael’s desire to educate, inspire and encourage others to grow their own love and enthusiasm for wine – and to realize that it is their palate that ultimately makes the decision.

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