From vineyards that share the same Corton hillsides as many Grand Cru, this Pernand-Vergelesses epitomizes the great value still to be had from village-level Burgundy. The wine begins with aromas of high-toned cherry blossoms and raspberry preserves offset by hues of forest floor. The palate features a balance of savory red fruit, wild herbs, and tannins integrated with a vibrant and persistent acidity. Bottled unfiltered.
Red with violet tones, bright and very expressive. Red mature fruits like plum and cherry and black fruits like dry figs. A spicy aroma characteristic from the Malbec of Cafayate. Vainillas, chocolate and caramel aromas from the oak aging. Palate: with a sweet and harmonic entry and a balanced acidity. Firm tannins, long finish and persistence
The John X Merriman is a powerful wine that rewards aging. In its youth the wine is worth decanting and expresses cassis, black currant and dark fruits complemented with cigar tobacco and sour cherrynotes. As the wine ages and its fine grained tannins soften a softer more savoury palate develops revealing wonderful drinkability and tertiary complexity.
Second wine of the excellent Le Pin Beausoleil. Guide Hachette 1 star "raspberry, wild strawberry, blackcurrant and violet: here is a pretty spring bouquet. A few subtle menthol notes add a touch of freshness. On the palate, everything is silky and there is no trace of tannins. It is indeed the fruit that reigns here throwing the Little Sun."
Liger-Belair's Beaujolais' are so well made that they have this amazing capacity to develop further with a little bit of age. A deep colour. Slightly reduced on the nose. There are granular tannins on the palate with some licorice and milk chocolate flavors too but at the same time the wine has lots of acidity and a angular edge. This is a little vegetal but still a lovely and complex Moulin a Vent.
The Lafouge Auxey-Duresses Rouge is always one of our best values in old-fashioned terroir-expressive red Burgundies. The wine is deep, focused and full, with a lovely core of fruit, ripe tannins and fine length and grip on the well-balanced finish.
Superb deep-purple colour. The powerful and complex nose develops notes of 'Garrigue', cocoa and black fruit. Its rich and smooth mouth offers aromas of blackberry and violet with a slightly minty finish and great length.
Colour is ruby red, dense and compact. Nose has big intensity and persistence, ethereal, fruity with hints of cherries and dried prunes, dried flowers, sweet spices. On the palate, the wine is densely structured and smooth, perfectly balancing its rich endowment of velvety tannins.