Light ruby in color. The nose has cherries and slight spice. On the palate, this has cherries and sour cherries and a slight woody note. Nice texture. A step up from easy drinking. Good finish. Around $26
This is an excellent value. For around $18, it is hard to get a better Pinot anywhere. Not that it is amazing or mind blowing, but it is correct and affordable. That is what Bourgogne should be about. Purple/ruby in color. The nose is dusty with cherries, powdered cherry drink and slight spice. This has a very nice medium bodied, silky texture. Cherries and sour cherries on the palate. Slight depth. Good balance. Nice finish.
Ruby in color. The nose has sour cherries and a slight barnyard note. Someone mentioned vanilla and there is a bit as well. This has a nice texture. Sour cherry fruit. Some depth. Long finish. It continued to open for a few hours suggesting that there is some upside to this wine. At around $40, there is some "Burgundy value" here.
This took a while to open. In fact, about 3 hours until it really started to hit its stride. My score went from an 88 to a 91 during that time, so I guess this needs some cellaring or time. Ruby/purple in color. The nose is tight but eventually shows some cherries and cherry powder. Some spice and an interesting iron note. On the palate, this has tart cherries. With air, they got a bit fresher and riper. The finish was more about sour cherries. Nice texture. Some depth.
For under $25, this is an excellent value in Chablis, in Burgundy and in Chardonnay. Light, silvery/gold in color, clear and bright. The nose has some gun powder and some slight green apples. Also nice minerality/chalk. On the palate, this is lively and crisp. Nice green apple and minerals notes. Long finish. This would go great with foods as well. It should be drunk in the next few years.
2013 Château de la Maltroye Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chenevottes, France, Burgundy, Wine Review
Light golden in color. The nose is nice with minerals/slight chalk and lemon chiffon. On the palate, this has a nice acidity. Works well with food. Some lemons but more about the minerality. Long finish. Not sure how this will age but at 5 years from vintage, it is in a great place. Refreshing but with some complexity.
Ruby in color, clear and bright. The nose has cherries with a minty note. Also some sandalwood. Slight tannins. This is still drinking young. Good cherry fruit. Kept getting better with air. Nice balance. Good finish. Even though this is "just" a village level wine, I would let this cellar for a while longer (or give it some air).
2015 is a great vintage and I was excited to get a chance to try this one. In Burgundy terms, this is certainly a value. It was selling for under $40. Ruby/purple in color. Very bright. On the nose, sour cherries and slight cranberries. Very nice lush texture. Medium tannins. On the palate, a bit one dimensional at this point. Plenty of sour cherry fruit. It drinks more like a new world Pinot than I expected. Perhaps those labels mean less and less these days. It is very enjoyable right now, but I think to justify the money, it should be laid down for at least a decade. Certain
2005 Domaine Michel & Joanna Ecard Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Peuillets, France, Burgundy - Wine review
Checking on a 2005 Burgundy. Not ready yet. Ruby/purple in color. The nose is nice but primary with cherries and spice. On the palate, this has cherries, slight tannins and spice. Pretty monolithic at this stage but it eventually opens with air. Hold these for now.
Ruby in color. Nice solid cherries on the nose. Medium bodied. Tart cherries on the palate. Light bodied. Good acidity. This really needs food to be at its best.