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2015 Bouchard Beaune 1er Cru Clos de la Mousse

2015 Bouchard Beaune 1er Cru Clos de la Mousse

93 Points Allen Meadows, Burghound
2015 Bouchard Beaune 1er Cru Clos de la Mousse
93 Points Allen Meadows, Burghound

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A fine Pinot Noir from an old, exclusive vineyard in Beaune. Clos de la Mouse is an ancient walled garden that dates back 800 years, owned entirely by Bouchard so bottled as a monopole. The thick layer of red clay is not a common soil type in Burgundy, and gives unusual richness and a plush texture. This wine is therefore even more approachable than other Beaune Premier Crus, but it retains the local earthy spice in addition to saline and iron/rust nuances of the terroir. From a great vintage, this is piece of history and superb value at this low price.

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$74.99 in mixed 6+ or $83.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Pinot Noir

Its Origins

Today the Burgundian wine domaine of Bouchard Pere et Fils can trace its origins back to 1731, though it is no longer family owned. In 1995 the Champagne house Joseph Henriot acquired the company and quality has risen as a consequence. Bouchard is led by Stéphane Follin Arbelet, while the wines are made by Philippe Prost - who has been with the company since 1978. An impressive gravity-flow winery on the Route de Savigny, the Cuvérie St Vincent, was completed in 2005 and enables them to process all their wines with optimum efficiency. Bouchard’s total holdings comprise 130 hectares, including 12ha of grand crus and 74ha of premier crus, which makes them the largest vineyard owners in the Côte d’Or.

What The Critics Say

91-93/100 and rated Sweet Spot Outstanding in Burghound, Allen Meadows

"An attractively layered nose combines notes of red currant, plum, violet, lilac, earth and a lovely spice hint. The mouth feel of the medium weight flavors is finer as the supporting tannins are also very fine, all wrapped in a well-balanced and sneaky long finale. This beauty is worth considering as it's a Beaune of finesse." Drink 2023+

89-92/100 Vinous, Stephen Tanzer

"(these vines sit on two meters of dense red clay and are never troubled by drought, according to Weber): Bright red-ruby. Sexy scents of red- and blackcurrant, iron and tobacco, plus a whiff of animal fur. At once sweet and salty, displaying a fine-grained texture to its black cherry fruit. I find this gentler and more velvety than the Beaune du Château, with sweeter tannins."

Parker's Wine Advocate, Neal Martin

"The 2015 Beaune 1er Cru Clos de la Mousse, a 3.36-hectare monopole, has a well defined, fresh bouquet with black cherries intermingling violet and cassis. This is lively and quite vivacious. The palate is medium-bodied with smooth, quite saturated tannin and with commendable depth. It would benefit from more complexity and nuance towards the finish, however, that will develop with time. Give this a couple of years after bottling." Drink 2019 - 2028

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Noir

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Burgundy

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2028

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with PORK

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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