The 2019 Bourgogne Rouge has quite a boisterous bouquet of upfront blackberry and iodine aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, modest depth, mulberry flavors and a light briny influence on the finish. Fine. Drink 2021-2026. 86-88/100, Neal Martin, vinous.com
The 2019 Chambolle-Musigny Village, which contains 40% whole bunch, takes a few swirls of the glass to meld together, finally delivering airy blackberry and bilberry scents, perhaps more Morey in style than the titular village.
This cuvee is a hidden gem, south-east facing and on a steep slope with protection from the tree canopy and 65yr old+ vines. It’s testament to Gilles Lafouge’s great winemaking skills, this rivals top Volnay, a beautiful balance of concentrated red pure fruit and lively acidity it’s a must buy.
The 2020 Cantenac Brown is an outrageously beautiful wine. Ample, vertical and soaring in its intensity, the 2020 is shaping up to be a jewel of a wine. Punchy red berry fruit, lavender, spice, mint and rose petal abound.