“Once again there is ample wood present on the perfumed, cool and again airy aromas of both red and dark cherry that are liberally laced with spice elements and a discreet soupçon of earth. Once again there is excellent volume and the same sleek mouth feel to the medium-bodied flavors that also exude a fine minerality onto the delicious and sappy finale where the underpinning tannins are not quite as ripe.” ~ Allan Meadows, Burghound Rated 88-91 Points
Clos de la Mousse is a 3.37 ha. monopole that required seven generations for the Bouchard family to acquire all of. The oak treatment is subtle though there are subtle nuances in evidence on the rather elegant nose, with attractive notes of violet, plum, spice and various red and dark berries. Consistent with the nose, the mouth feel shows medium weight flavors as well carrying a good punch of texture and some fine detail. This wine was a stand-out at this years’ pre-release tasting event.