Burghound | Rating: 89Here the nose is a bit riper and certainly more serious with a different nuance of earthiness that is almost animale in character with more mid-palate concentration that confers a certain power to the flavors that is unusual for what is for the most part an elegant vintage, all wrapped in a sappy and lengthy finish. This is very Nuits though not unduly rustic, especially for a villages.Author: Allen MeadowsIssue: 1st Quarter, 2009
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16Sweet and readable without great intensity - the oak is a bit obvious.Author: Jancis Robinson
Wine Advocate | Rating: 87The Bocquenet 2007 Nuits-St.-Georges Aux St.-Julien smells pungently smoky, amplifying its tart rhubarb and lightly-cooked red raspberry fruit character (which at almost any other address, I might have guessed blind was that of a 2008). The resin and caramel from barrel here are laid alongside the fruit rather awkwardly, and I wish I could predict whether the two will eventually marry. Leathery notes emerge in a finish that comes off a bit lean thanks to both the tartness of fruit and the effect of the wood. There is a certain complexity and dynamic here, to be sure, but to be on the safe side I would have to advise drinking this in the near future.Author: David Schildknecht
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.
Pinot Noir is a delicate, thin-skinned grape that is notoriously difficult to grow but unmatched in its ability to reflect its terroir. It is early-budding and early-ripening, and thus requires a cool climate. To achieve its best expression and maintain its delicate flavor profile, Pinot Noir demands great care in the vineyard, particular attention to yield management, and careful handling in the winery. Growers blessed with the patience, skill, and terroir to produce world-class Pinot Noir are greatly rewarded. Not only are these wines complex, age-worthy, and delicious, they also command some of the world’s highest prices.
Old-World Pinot Noir most famously hails from , where it is the only red variety permitted in the region. Techniques such as whole-bunch fermentation and barrel ageing, now common amongst high-quality Pinot Noir producers around the world, were pioneered by Burgundian winemakers. Age-worthy Pinot Noir from Burgundy tends to be high in acid, display low to medium tannins, and have red fruit flavors in youth that evolve into complex flavors of earth, game, cola, and truffle with age. Some of the most famous producers include , , , and .
New-World Pinot Noir tends to grow in warmer climates and on newer vines than in the Old Word, producing wine that is more fruit-forward with flavors of red cherry, cranberry, and raspberry. The highest-quality wines come from moderate regions in , particularly and , and top producers include , , and .
High acidity, low tannin, and low alcohol make Pinot Noir a versatile wine to pair. Spiced duck, fatty fish, grilled chicken, spicy foods, and anything with mushroom are just a few classic examples.
Collector Data For This Wine
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