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2005 Bouchard Pere et Fils Le Corton (Burgundy Red)

Rating: BH94
Bottle Size: 1.5 L
Bottles Available: 1
Price (each): $269.00
This is coming along very nicely and while by no means ready at only 8 years of age, it's sufficiently open and supple that it could be drunk now with pleasure. There is fine complexity to the notably ripe yet still very fresh nose that is displaying only a hint of maturity to the black fruit, earth and sauvage infused aromas. There is very clearly a high degree of phenolic maurity to the firm but not hard structural elements shaping the broad-shouldered and very rich flavors that possess excellent mid-palate concentration and stunning good length on the mouth coating finish. This is a big and still very firm wine but as i note there is so much extract that it's not nearly as robust and austere as many '05s are today.