Cote de Beaune 2005

Domaine des Croix, Beaune, Les Bressandes 1er Cru 2005 There’s earthiness, cinnamon and cloves in the nose, maybe a note of licorice as well. The mouth is quite structured, framing great concentration of flavor in a very young Burgundy. Mis en bouteille in Beaune 13% $?? a gift from one of the class

Bouchard Pere et Fils, Beaune, Les Greves 1er Cru, Vigne de L’Enfant Jesus 2005 This puts together fresh and cooked fruits and the palate has a chewiness to it with the acidity carrying the flavors a long way. Tasted again in July ’10, you can see that this wine still has many years to go in the cellar.

Too often we pass by the larger producers as we seek out the artisanal winemakers. Yet we musn’t forget them when they make wines like this. Estate grown, produced and bottled in Beaune 13.5% $81.99 at Bottle Barn Bouchard Pere et Fils

About RJ

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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