A straight-ahead, fruity style, featuring cherry, raspberry, spice, underbrush and iron aromas and flavors. Just when you think this is open and approachable, the assertive tannins kick in. Best from 2023 through 2040. 200 cases imported.
93 points, Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (Apr 2019)
This grows at a vineyard south of town, close to the border with Premeaux, where Bouchard farms 2.5 acres of vines on oolitic limestone. It offers a deep well of vibrantly black fruit, glistening in its black-raspberry intensity. Notes of tea leaves and tarragon add detail as this opens with air, the wine’s inkiness giving way to tart cranberry highlights, rose scents and lasting black-mushroom savor. The wine’s sense of coolness will sustain it for long aging.
91 points, Wine & Spirits (Oct 2018)