Jean Vesselle

Bouzy Rouge Grand Cru Coteaux Champenois

9.121 ratings
9.210 pro ratings
Bouzy, Montagne de Reims, Champagne, France
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Douglas Braun

Thought it was a good night for it 2006 on the vintage red to brick on the rim mushroom , forest floor , cherry fruit , floral slight oak frames the wine - super wine that has aged well

Thought it was a good night for it 2006 on the vintage red to brick on the rim mushroom , forest floor , cherry fruit , floral slight oak frames the wine - super wine that has aged well

Mar 22nd, 2020
Allison Lyzenga

Medium ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of red plum, red cherry, strawberry, intense dried rose petals, a bit of funky earth, nutmeg, cloves; dry, medium plus acid, medium smooth tannins, medium alcohol, medium body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; long finish, intensely perfumed with rose petals and spice, outstanding

Medium ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of red plum, red cherry, strawberry, intense dried rose petals, a bit of funky earth, nutmeg, cloves; dry, medium plus acid, medium smooth tannins, medium alcohol, medium body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; long finish, intensely perfumed with rose petals and spice, outstanding

Mar 15th, 2020
mattswineworld

Intense, cool-climate, lean Pinot. Needs food to soften the austerity. Superb.

Intense, cool-climate, lean Pinot. Needs food to soften the austerity. Superb.

Jun 20th, 2017
WineMascot

Not a Champagne but a still wine of Pinot. Just amazing hint cranberry and AMAZING minerality. Drink now, and enjoy the hell out of it!

Not a Champagne but a still wine of Pinot. Just amazing hint cranberry and AMAZING minerality. Drink now, and enjoy the hell out of it!

Sep 26th, 2015
Eddie Gilbert

Aged Pinot Perfection!

Aged Pinot Perfection!

Mar 5th, 2015
Cara Patricia

GM/Partner/Head Sommelier at Les Clos San Francisco

9.2

Cool!

Cool!

Jan 26th, 2015
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Jun 19th, 2019
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Nov 13th, 2018
Ned Gray Creed

W&S Top 100, my first time trying this too. I was 2 producers in and two new wines that I would buy whenever hit my lips.

W&S Top 100, my first time trying this too. I was 2 producers in and two new wines that I would buy whenever hit my lips.

Oct 14th, 2019
Pooneet Kant

Perhaps one notch more intellectually enjoyable than actually enjoyable, but good to try. A well aged Pinot noir from Champagne, specially from Bouzy. Has very little fruit - the mineral and acid notes dominate here. Not necessarily in a bad way, but this needs some food for sure or the iron-y taste can be a bit much. Very long finish, helped for sure by the acid. Interesting...but for the price I’d probably stick with Burgundy.

Perhaps one notch more intellectually enjoyable than actually enjoyable, but good to try. A well aged Pinot noir from Champagne, specially from Bouzy. Has very little fruit - the mineral and acid notes dominate here. Not necessarily in a bad way, but this needs some food for sure or the iron-y taste can be a bit much. Very long finish, helped for sure by the acid. Interesting...but for the price I’d probably stick with Burgundy.

Jun 14th, 2019