Tuesday, November 27, 2012

2004 Bouchard Pere et Fils Le Corton Grand Cru Cote de Beaune Burgundy France







2004 Bouchard Pere et Fils Le Corton Grand Cru Cote de Beaune Burgundy France

Clean, bright, clear cherry ruby color. Rich aromas of dark cherry and berries intermingling with floral, mineral, spicy and peppery notes with a touch of earth. The palate is gorgeous, rich flavors of ripe dark cherry and red berries framed by refreshing acidity. The finish is quite long, fresh and mineral with slight herbal nuances, and present, young and slightly astringent tannins. Yet, nothing major or unexpected for the vintage, which was not as ripe as 2003 or even as complex as 2005, but, although it resembles more of a 2001, it also seems to be a good compromise between 2002 and 2006 with great whites and some interesting reds for who will do the effort to search, taste then pick and choose the right producers and vineyards. Overall, I think that this wine was really well crafted as it has great texture and structure, and the finish still has plenty of fruit to overcome the tannins and green notes on the finish. It is still too young and green, and deserve a bit more time to get more integrated, hoping that the green notes will somewhat diminish, yet I'm not so sure about that as usually green notes, astringency and bitterness never really disappear even with time. I can already hear people saying negative comments, but at the end of the day, I still think that one should give more credit to this wine and to a certain extend to the vintage too. After all, compared to 2003 and 2005, 2004 remains a good bargain vintage even if it was not highly rated in quality, yet this wine confirmed once again that exceptions exist even in odd vintage. It is only a matter of being open-minded and adventurous enough to find them.

Enjoy,

LeDom du Vin

10 comments:

  1. It is still too young and green, it is worth a little more time to get more integration will decrease the green note of hope, but I'm not sure that it is usually green notes, astringency and bitterness never not really disappear, even with time.

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    1. Thank you for your comments. As described in the post, this wine had nothing really as interesting as I would have wanted to be. And it is greatly due to the vintage, being an off vintage. Also I must say, back then I was not a big fan of Bouchard. I must admit that I prefer Bouchard's wines now, than at that time. They have tremendously improve in quality since then. Which is a very good thing. Thank you.
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  2. I love wines more than anything. They remind me of old Roman and Arab luxurious lifestyles. Though, right now if my mum finds me that I am studying and imagining about the wine she will kill me. Lol! I have to find myself top coursework help so that I can work more seriously and can fill up my life with joy. And do you, I wish I could take a sip of wine and do my coursework but all that remains as a wish.

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    1. Thank you for your comments. The world of wine is a beautiful world that can give access to a lot of different jobs, where you could fill up your life with joy and do things with passion. Not sure how old you are, but within the next few years, I'm sure that you will have reached the age to drink and will be able to start experimenting to develop your palate and take courses to develop your knowledge and skills. WSET Level 1 & 2 is a good way to start and see if you're really passionate about it. Good luck and who knows maybe one day our paths will cross in a wine tasting, you never know 😁👍🍷 Thank you,
      Dom

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    1. Thank you for your comments and the encouragements, much appreciated. Glad you've enjoyed my post. I will definitely continue writing occasionally, when I have time to do so. Thank you.
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    1. Thank you for your comments and I'm glad if we have similar point of views. Glad you've enjoyed the reading. Thank you.
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    1. Thank you for your comments and the encouragements, much appreciated. Glad you've enjoyed my post. I will definitely continue writing occasionally, when I have time to do so. Thank you.
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