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A pinot noir that tasted like a Cabernet Sauvignon blend. I think it is an expectation management problem. You don’t open a bottle of pinot expecting it to taste like Cab. Tannins are noticeable but not raw on the palate – very rich blackberry. Wasn’t thrilled.
Pinot noir from Beaune, Burgundy. Rich mouthfeel. Very dark berry. Very nice to drink but perhaps less interesting than the 2006 Domaine Fèry Savigny-lès-Beaune. This is the first cru wine of this summer.
KLWine Notes: More weight, with those chocolate notes that are classic for this vineyard, located on the north side of the band of Beaune 1er Crus, just above Beaune Greves.
PS: Not on a drinking binge. Just catching up with the note taking.
Pinot noir from Beaune, Burgundy. Plummy. Not peppery. Earthy / forest floor / mushroomy nose.
From KLWines: This single vineyard Savigny comes from Connardises, a vineyard located right at the fork in the road as you come from Beaune and turn toward Pernand Vergelesses. It is a relatively flat site, directly below Lavieres 1er Cru, with deeper soils. The vines are over 80 years old in this plot, and the result is wine with fine structure and lots of concentration. Old vines such as this also respond brilliantly to the more natural viticulture instituted by Pascal Marchand. The result is a wine with no rusticity. Instead, the very old Pinot Fin vines yield fruit that makes a wine of finesse, structure and elegance, with notes of red plums as well a some blacker fruits.
A pinot noir from Meursault is an appellation in Côte d’Or. Screwtop bottle. Clean tasting pinot noir – light on the palate, rich berry, very peppery.
From KLWines: This cuvée comes 75% from Marsannay, 10 % from Gevrey Chambertin, and 15% from Bourgogne Rouge vineyards below Vosne Romanée and Chambolle Musigny.