Domaine Jean-Marc Bouley Thomas Bouley Bourgogne Rouge 2018 (Burgundy, France) "...red fruit, earth, spice..."
The Bouley family can trace their winemaking lineage back to the early 14th century and Jean-Marc took over the family domaine in 1985 after the death of his father. Today the estate spans 12 hectares in Volnay, Pommard and Beaune. Since 2006 winemaking is carried out by his son Thomas, who returned to France after vintages in Oregon and Felton Road in New Zealand. These are wines that bridge the gap between traditional Burgundy & the New World, showing superb transparency of terroir, superb purity and fruit density throughout their length. Considered by many to be one of the rising stars of the Côte-de-Beaune.
"Black cherry and pepper, a breath Amarena cherry, plum, in addition yeasty and herb-spicy tones along with elderberry pulp and thyme. It's silky with ripe fruit Silky and a sweet fruit attack in the mouth, fine to medium-grained tannins, punchy alcohol, slight mineral edge with mild acidity. The alcohol is a bit out of balance." - 90 points, Falstaff