Sunday, November 25, 2007

Bourgogne Pinot Noir La Foret, Drouhin 2005

2005 was an excellent vintage for red Burgundy--warm enough to produce complete ripeness but with plenty of substance for aging. A simple Bourgogne Rouge, this wine is beautiful for drinking right now--nearly as lush and fruit-filled as the Beaujolais Nouveau above. Over the coming months, it should fill out and add depth and complexity.

It's a medium light garnet in color. Gushy red berry fruit on nose that carries over to the palate. Light in body but very rich in flavor. Red raspberries, strawberries and a slightly bitter hint that's more like pomegranate on the finish.

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