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1988 Pierre Bouree Fils Clos de la Roche

Light capsule condition issue; label condition issue

ITEM 7955197 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Amount Total
$145
Item Sold Amount Date
I7962650 1 $140 Sep 26, 2021
I7861552 1 $145 Jun 13, 2021
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RATINGS

91Wine Spectator

Tough and tannic, with tightly reined-in, concentrated plum and berry aromas and flavors, crisp acidity and impressive length. Not a powerful wine, but the nuances of herb, tea and cola sneak in on the long finish.

90Robert M. Parker Jr.

Very traditional burgundies that are vatted for over three weeks, kept in old oak barrels, and bottled unfiltered. In fact,... This firm maintains a surprisingly low profile

PRODUCER

Pierre Bouree Fils

Domaine Pierre Bouree Fils in Gevrey-Chambertin is owned and operated by brothers Bernard and Jean-Christophe Valet. They are descended from the founder of the domaine, Pierre Bouree, who in the mid-19th century founded a wine business and acquired a vineyard. The domaine consists of 12 acres with Grand Cru and Premier Cru parcels in Charmes Chambertin, as well as villages wines and a monopole in Clos-de-la-Justice. The domaine also has a Beaune Premier Cru parcel, Les Epenottes. The enterprise is also a negociant, and buys grapes for a large portfolio of red and white Burgundies.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits Villages, Morey-St.-Denis, Clos de la Roche

Clos de la Roche is a 41-acre Grand Cru vineyard in the Morey St.-Denis appellation in the Cotes de Nuits, in northern Burgundy. The tiny village of Morey St.-Denis is just south of Gevrey-Chambertin and Clos de Roche is considered the appellation’s most superior Grand Cru. The vineyard’s elevation ranges from 270 to 300 meters, and its soil is extremely rocky with excellent drainage. The soil is largely limestone, and in some places it is barely a foot deep. Writer Clive Coates calls Clos de Roche “the classiest of the Morey Grand Crus.” The largest landholders are Ponsot with 8.35 acres; Dujac, 4.88 acres; and Armand Rousseau, 3.7 acres.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, Grand Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.