International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91($248) Good medium red. Cool, slightly herbal but highly aromatic nose offers black and blue fruits, violet and licorice. Sweet, silky and perfumed, with surprisingly expressive flavors of dark fruits, chocolate and mocha. Fat but fresh, finishing with ripe, chocolatey tannins. This deceptively approachable wine will probably shut down in bottle.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: March/April 2007
Burghound | Rating: 90As one would expect, this is a bigger wine that offers a bit more aromatic complexity with attractive floral aromas of violets, earth and cassis that precede racy, edgy and powerful medium full flavors that are direct, indeed even rather linear on the borderline stern and presently austere finish. This is built to age and a wine that I doubt will be overly approachable young and thus moderate patience will be required.Author: Allen MeadowsIssue: 1st Quarter, 2007
Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, and reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 54 bottles owned
- 17 collectors