This was the WOTN of our tasting. It kept getting better of the 4.5 hours during which it was consumed. At $60, you can make your own choice as to "Burgundy value". Purple/ruby in color. The nose is dusty with black cherries and spice. On the palate, this is juicy with light tannins. Black cherries turning a bit drying on the finish. There is some depth here. Given a few more years of cellaring, there is a bit of an upside.
I really enjoyed this (more than the group I was tasting with actually). It has a great texture and is open and drinking well right now. It probably won't make old bones. For $27 it is fairly priced for immediate drinking. Purple/ruby in color. The nose has fresh cherries, cherry powder and slight earthiness. On the palate, this has big cherry fruit. Slight tannins. A wonderful silky texture. A bit sour cherry on the finish. Seems food friendly as well.
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.
Ruby/purple in color. The nose has cigars, cherries and a eucalyptus note. On the palate, cherries and spice. No tannins but drinking young. Some depth. Nice finish. A bit of a different take on a RRV Pinot, more elegant and "French" than many. Very nice showing.
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
Ruby in color. This looked a bit older than it was. Blind, however, most people were guessing Burgundy. The nose is very earthy with cherries. On the palate, again earthy with cherries. Slightly clipped on the finish. Medium tannins. This seemed like it may have been a bit shut down. Pop and pour, it would have been helped out with some air. It would be good to revisit this in a few years.