If you have read my rather lengthy post about the Paleo Diet, this is the wine that I mentioned. It was overcome by the Collard Greens I prepared as they are very pungent. I left it alone for a while and had a revisit once dinner was over.
2007 was not a stellar Burgundian vintage so I was taking a chance on this wine. I have had this negociant’s wines before and have been very pleased so I took the punt and dove into it. Burgundy is never cheap, so at about $46 this is a stretch for most. I just happened across it at a better price.
Textbook in color, smell and flavor profile. Cherry, earth and strawberry are the initial flavors. Very smooth texture, but a hint of tannin sneaks in. You may recall that I have a hard time discerning this component in Pinot Noir. At six years of age, it is still primal in fruit makeup and has not taken on any secondary flavors. I doubt that it will. Never mind, it is a tasty wine that is giving me lots of enjoyment, its finesse is amazing and the cherry component exquisite. I can take a guess that it could last another 10 years in the cellar but will it improve? Drinking nicely now I reckon it is a 90 pointer. I give it 3 stars for the QPR (Quality Price Ratio) but don’t let that stop you. This company produces consistent wines and if you want a foray into Burgundy, they will provide solid footing- at a price. Salut….