Bouchard Pere & Fils Beaune Clos de la Mousse 2018
|Region||France, Burgundy, Cote de Beaune|
|Brand||Bouchard Pere & Fils|
Tight and tannic with linear sensibility. Rich yet compact structure. Dark fruit with ripe strawberries and dark chocolate that carry on for minutes on the finish. Drink after 2022.
From a site defined by deep clay-rich soils that resist hydric stress, the 2018 Beaune 1er Cru Clos de la Mousse reveals lovely aromas of cherries, blackberries and forest floor, followed by a medium to full-bodied, rich and textural palate that's ripe but succulent. This is a gourmand, pleasure-bent Beaune that will offer a broad drinking window.
The 2018 Beaune Clos de la Mousse 1er Cru comes from Bouchard's 3-hectare, clayey monopole that apparently never suffers drought. It has a high-toned bouquet of blueberry and cassis aromas, forward and generous if not incredibly complex. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and quite voluminous in the mouth. The saline, hoisin-tinged finish just requires a little more delineation.
Strong notes of wood and menthol elements stop short of dominating the aromas of red and black raspberry aromas that display a floral nuance of violet. The sleek, intense and beautifully delineated medium weight flavors possess a refreshing salinity on the firm, intense and built-to-age finale.