Bouchard Ainé & Fils Bourgogne Pinot Noir Reserve 2013 ~ Burgundy, France
Bouchard Ainé & Fils Winery ~ All of the wines made by this winery are a sign of prestige synonymous with tradition, excellence and know-how since 1750 and takes the Bouchard Aîné & Fils name to the four corners of the globe. The House of Bouchard Aîné & Fils is recognised as one of the stars of Burgundy. International exposure since the end of the 19th century,has meant their wines have been widely enjoyed by consumers outside of France and today, they are available in nearly 130 countries.
Matthew Jukes, The Daily Mail UK "....It’s so tricky to make budget French pinot noir taste this alluring and genuine because they invariably end up rather weedy and hollow. This raspberry and red cherry concoction is heavenly, light, refreshing and pretty. The clever touch of oak gives it nobility, too. This is a light red for those of you who can’t handle the heavyweights — and it is spot on when served with turkey or a traditional goose."
Vivino ~ "Smells of violets and a little game; it tastes of cranberries and red cherries. Dry, light, with velvety smooth tannins. The acidity is surprisingly soft and there's just a little spice in the finish. Very well balanced and accessible."
The 2012 Vintage won Commended from Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 and a bronze from International Wine Challenge 2014