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Bouchard Aîné & Fils Reviews

Score: 89 | June 1, 2013 | Wine Spectator
Spicy, with hints of sandalwood and incense shading the cherry and currant flavors. This is balanced and dry, delivering firm, dusty tannins on the finish. Best from 2016 through 2030. 100 cases imported. –BS
Score: 86 | April 15, 2013 | Burghound
There is a hint of reduction present initially though within 5 minutes it had dissipated to reveal earthy and rustic dark berry fruit and pungent earth aromas. The light weight flavors possess good verve and reasonably good detail on the dusty and mildly dry finish that offers just enough depth and length to be interesting.
Score: 88 | April 15, 2013 | Burghound

Here the nose is quite similar to that of the Beaune with just a bit more elegance as the fruit is slightly higher-toned. The palate impression is, not surprisingly, a bit firmer than that of the Beaune but this too is relatively accessible with slightly better depth and length on the more well-defined finish. This should benefit from a few years in the cellar if desired but it could also be drunk with pleasure now after 30 minutes in a decanter.

Score: 93 | April 1, 2013 | Wine & Spirits
Perhaps the best Bouchard Aine wine we've ever tasted, this puts all its cards on the table with complete confidence the moment it's opened: a grand trumpet blare of foresty scents, strawberries, rhubarb and Bretty funk. New oak plays a major role, but there is so much detail to the wine's flavor that it's just one more layer. A rich caress of dark fruit and earthy tannins make this delicious to drink now and over the next several years. It is, perhaps, too open for the long term.
Score: 87-89 | January 1, 2012 | Burghound
This is a classic Gevrey with its wonderfully fresh and exuberant nose of airy and mineral-inflected dark berry fruit aromas that are cut with notes of underbrush and earth. There is better than average detail on the attractively textured medium weight flavors where the supporting tannins carry only a trace of rusticity. This refreshing and moderately firm effort does display a touch of wood on the long finish but it's not enough to affect the texture.