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Disgorged April 2014. Starts off a touch reduced with some pear and baked apple on the nose. Reduction blows off very quickly. Reminds of tarte tatin in flavor with a little flakey crust. I just can't get past the flatness of Bouchard's wines. The wines are often great when they hit the palate but then they just stop. So much more fruit here though compared to the Leclapart. Tasty and lower atmosphere bottling gives delicacy but short finish and lack of texture are the drawbacks of this wine. Probably good with cheese. Nothing has stacked up to the 08 Cheurlin Jeanne. God I love wine. This is boring. I'm done with Bouchard. Definitely no improvement with aging here either. Drink 'em if you got 'em! Side Note: the 6-10 point Delectable rating scale is still representative of the bullshit, overinflated world of wine scoring/criticism, the main focus of which is simply to sell wine...#stilldisappointeddelectable — a day ago
Cork was fully soaked and heavy and yet wine was phenomenal. Brilliant red fruit. Perfectly balanced and harmonious. Silky. Candied red fruit, so less phenolic ripeness yet with perfect balance. Fruit is reminiscent of Fourrier (red, earlier pick, light extraction). Oak marries fruit wonderfully. Mossy and a little nutty (almond skin type). Fruit just starting to dry out. Wildly persistent - the finish goes on and on. Nutty oak and drying fruit make for a more complex taste while most of the fruit backing the wine is fresh and pungent. Winemaking here seems consistent with what the domaine is producing today. Rock solid. — 3 days ago
08s seem incredibly vinous with high levels of ripeness in champagne. All the parts seem to be here for this wine. It is balanced, a bit more acid forward and with good concentration, however it's oxidative and not in the good way that adds complexity. It comes across lacking in fruit and tired. Never been a big fan of these. Aldyhidic, yeasty, oxidative aroma similar to low/no-sulfured chardonnays like those of De Moor and Overnoy. Actually some canned pineapple aromas are starting to come out. The juxtaposition of that level of ripeness to no dosage/high acidity is actually pretty cool. Starting to open up a bit with some air. I think this wine would actually pair nicely with the right dishes. A "food wine" perhaps. Prosciutto, cheese, marcona almonds etc would be good with this. It's amazing how the fruit has come out on this wine as it's opened up over the last half hour. I still feel the same way about the oxidative elements here but the wine is interesting to see open up. Not one to age. Drink up the hype! Cheers! — a day ago
So much flavor and depth compared to Brochet and Bouchard side by side. Really taken aback by this wine. Here's my note: "Incredible. Marzipan, ginger, super deep. Buttery yet still lots of refreshing grapefruit acid at the back end. Clean, crisp yet really deep and long. Super cream soda like but delicious and most well-balanced of these three." — 2 days ago
Again answers the question of why age wine. Perfectly ripe black cherries, some fruit leather, black tea and other savory, umami flavors. Coming to its end but just brilliant right now and so much better than many wines above villages level. Reminds of 09 — 6 days ago