Bouchard Meursault Les Clous 2012
Renowned and respected as one of the finest producers in Burgundy, Bouchard Père et Fils has truly become an institution, known for the exceptional quality of their wines and the diversity of its many vineyards. Founded in 1731, Bouchard Père et Fils has built up an estate of 130ha and, collectively, is the largest owner of Grand Crus (12ha) and Premier Crus (74ha) across the Côte d’Or Bouchard Père et Fils represents almost one hundred ‘climats’ or uniquely diverse vineyards, including prestigious monopoles such as ‘Beaune Grèves Vigne de l’Enfant Jésus’ and ‘Chevalier-Montrachet La Cabotte’.
A deft touch of wood sets off markedly riper aromas of dried yellow fruit and hazelnut nuances that flirt with the exotic. There is good richness but also plenty of punch to the medium-bodied flavors that exude a discreet minerality onto the saline and moderately dry finish. This should be approachable young but reward 4 to 6 years of cellar time too if desired. Score: 88 Points; Tasted: Jun 15, 2014; Drink: 2017+; Issue: 55; Allen Meadows - Burghound
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