Vinous | Rating:Bright lemon-yellow color. Ripe yellow fruits, mirabelle, spices, menthol and sexy oak tones on the rather restrained nose. Big, rich and full but with a light touch thanks to its lemony acidity and underlying smoky minerality. Conveys an impression of power but its baby fat also gives it a silky texture. Best today on the explosive, steadily mounting finish. Incidentally, Richard Fontaine assured me that 2008 was the last vintage here to show problems with premature oxidation, noting that he is now using higher-quality corks. -- Stephen TanzerAuthor: Antonio Galloni
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
- 12 bottles owned
- 3 collectors