This is a great value Burgundian Pinot Noir, made from a blend of grapes from two areas – one above Saint-Aubin, and another near a little-known First Growth called Maranges, to the south of Santenay. But why is it so good? The answer lies with the vines themselves. They are really fine Pinots, producing small berries with thick skins – and half the plantings are old vines. This is the best vintage we have ever seen of this Hautes Côtes de Beaune: colour is medium, purple-ruby, the nose recalling plum and cherry. The palate shows richer structure and more stuffing than in previous years. Here is another, keenly-priced red Burgundy which will be relished by any Pinot lover in search of a bargain (for drinking 2017-2019).
2015 Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Beaune Rouge, Domaine Françoise et Denis Clair
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120 in stock