Bouchard Père & Fils, Part I: Fine-Tuning the Range in 2015

Winemaker Frédéric Weber learned from Burgundy's past warm vintages for his 2015 reds
Feb 6, 2017

I was still a little jet-lagged and wanted a short nap, but there wasn't time. I was due to taste a wide range of reds and whites with winemaker Frédéric Weber at Bouchard Père & Fils, one of Burgundy's venerable négociants. Once into the tasting, I felt invigorated by the wines, their freshness and energy. And this is one characteristic of Burgundy's 2015 Pinot Noirs: At the end of a tasting, there is little to no fatigue.

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