Drunk in a nice restaurant, this was the chef’s choice:
2003 Bouchard P & F, La Vignée Bourgogne Pinot Noir
Nice deep colour – already quite ruby-red at the core – looks good the glass. The aromatics are relatively muted, a little earth and faint underbrush, only occasional glimpses of nice red fruit.
The palate is soft with good apparent concentration, enough acidity and tannins that only show themselves with a little grain as you move into the finish. At its price-point this is a very successful wine, I was only missing a little ‘character’.
Rebuy – Maybe.