TN: 2006 Bouchard Père et Fils Corton-Le Corton

2006 Bouchard Père et Fils Corton-Le Corton - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton Grand Cru (9/12/2009)

Tasted September 12, 2009 at a retail tasting.

Dark garnet color in the glass, clear hue throughout. Tight nose giving way to some notes of perfume, forest floor and mixed berries. Palate of berries and cherries. Bright acidity, firm tannins, medium body. Hold. Not rated because too young and tight.

Thanks for the note, Joe. I saw it on CellarTracker. I’ve got a bunch of Bouchard Cortons from the 2000s and they all seem to be so tightly wound. I cracked open a 2005 for a blind tasting within the last several months and it was darn near unapproachable. These are long haul wines. I’d give them 10 years, at least, before the drinking window even cracks open.

I’m pretty much in the same boat. As a rule of thumb I generally pop my first bottle of any red burgundy right at the 10 year mark and work my way from there.

Especially Corton.

Thanks for taking one for the team though.

Wasn’t hard. It was part of the retail tasting. [thumbs-up.gif]