Love this Cuvée. First time trying 2017, which Bouchard clearly nailed. Elected to not decant, and just go with a Burgundy glass. It’s highly aromatic for Champagne, revealing layers of rich orchard fruits, perfumed citrus oils and a touch of gun smoke. The palate is creamy and satiny, so textural and so giving. Such a singular, vinous Champagne and the perfect example of Bouchard’s style. Love these wines, and really impressed with how well 2017 is drinking already. — 16 days ago
Though not the same as it was pre-COVID -19, a handful of us were able to gather (while keeping our distance) to celebrate being back together and opened some fun wines to share. Wine is always better with good company.
One of two champagnes for the evening (the other being a Cédric Bouchard Val Villane, which I posted about a few weeks ago). A producer I’m semi familiar with. Rich and dense aromatics in that oxidative style, but it’s more fruit driven than I expected. Some yeast, good bit of chalk and limestone. Bruised pear, caramel dipped golden delicious apple and apple strudel too. Acidity was mellow and it toed the line of champagne and still wine. A champagne I’d like to try again. Thanks @Weston Eidson — 2 years ago
Stunning cab franc that pleases this major (cab)francophile. All my favorite tobacco flavors with some touches of blueberry and earth with a gentle feel to boot. — 4 years ago
Such a nice acid line thru this — a day ago
Lovely soft mousse great balance and length beautiful bottle — 2 years ago
One of the best champs I’ve ever had. Enjoyed at AOC.
Côte de Bachelin [La Parcelle] - 100% Pinot Noir from the 1.5 hectare lieu-dit of Côte de Bachelin. Spends a full three years on the lees, and thus, is always bottled as a vintage cuvée. 150 cases produced annually. — 11 days ago
Perfect with sheet pan chicken. — 3 years ago