Wow. Earthy onion soup bouquet (like you wish your mom used to make for you). Cherry and black currant depth on the tongue, followed by a rich licorice aftertaste. Bouchard Aine & Fils, Beaune, Clos du Roi, Cuvee Signature 2009 (another from my epically delectable visit to Burgundy) is a broodingly dark, medium bodied, 100% pinot noir that is to be savoured whether drinking on its own or with a strong cheese and meaty meats (I think it’d be swell served with a big, fat, juicy cheeseburger).
I was fine wine slumming it last night, enjoying a few glasses of this sweet and savoury WOTM selection with a too-lazy-to-cook assemblage of nibbles. Almonds to start, a bowl of home made macaroni and (leftovers chunks of) cheese for my “main” and a milk chocolate bar as dessert: nothing special. But, with a glass of this noble premiere cru crashing my Saturday evening laze-fest, even such a sad supper seemed somewhat refined.
Only regret from slurping this Bourgogne baby last night: I can only imagine with time this wine will get better and better and better. Grabbing as many bottles of this premium wine as possible and stowing ‘em away till the end of the decade would be a very wise idea.
Digging around on the web, it appears the Clos du Roi range is easy enough to purchase online … in the States, anyway, for 35 to 40 bucks. It ain’t nearly as simple to find an outlet here in Britain. Wherever you are, if you can get ahold of Bouchard Aine & Fils, Beaune, Clos du Roi, Cuvee Signature 2009, I recommend it. And if you come across a retailer here in London, lemme me!