2017 Bouchard Beaune 1er Cru Clos de la Mousse

93 Points Decanter
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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.
$89.99 in mixed 6+ or $99.99 per bottle


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

93/100 Decanter, Tim Atkin MW

"The deep clay soils inside this four-walled clos mean that this 3.36ha terroir never suffers in hot years like 2017, retaining sufficient moisture for the vines. This stylish, aromatic, violet-scented Pinot is wonderfully fresh and charming, with subtle whole-bunch characters and deftly applied 20% new wood." Drink 2022 - 2027

90-92/100 Vinous, Neal Martin

"The 2017 Beaune Clos de la Mousse 1er Cru comes from a 3.36-hectare terraced monopole, located on dense red clay, that suffers little dryness and tends to retard maturation of the fruit. This is showing just a little reduction on the nose, yet there is plenty of juicy red berry fruit laced with brown spices here that feels well defined. The poised, focused palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and a caressing, almost Vosne-like finish that is utterly seductive. This comes recommended." Drink 2020 - 2034

17/20 JancisRobinson.com, Richard Hemming MW

"Fragrant cherry and redcurrant fruit – easy and generous and rich, with well-managed oak smokiness on the palate and length. Very nicely done. (RH)." Drink 2020 - 2032

Variety Pinot Noir
Region Burgundy
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.50%
Maturity 2020 - 2034

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with PORK



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