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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Drouhin Laroze

Region:

Burgundy

Appellation:

Bonnes Mares

Grape Variety:

Pinot Noir

Bonnes Mares, Grand Cru, 2018

Tasting Note:

As is so often the case, this is a little reticent at first, almost surly. However, the texture and shape are fine and nicely curved. Initially thick-set with a blast of flavour on the palate - deep, earthy dark berry and sloe flavours and then the wine kicks on and moves up a gear, the back half of the palate revealing more ethereal, elegant and floral fruit which persist and echo on the finish. This may take a little coaxing from the glass, but it is mightily impressive when it opens up. From 1.5ha planted on white soils on the Chambolle side of the appellation. Fermented with 30% percent whole bunches and aged in 80% new oak.

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