Sunday, November 22, 2009

Matthieu de Brully Bourgogne Pinot Noir, 2005

The 2005 vintage was special for red Burgundy so I stashed away a few bottles and am only now beginning to open a few to see how they are developing. This was a $12 to $14 wine from Village Corner in Ann Arbor.

Medium to light garnet. I get sweet, youthful yeasty scents upfront similar to the aromas of some 2005 Cotes du Rhones, but mostly Pinot Noir earth and cherries. The wine is light to medium bodied and the cherry-oriented flavors are understated, as they should be for a Bourgogne Pinot. From the excellent 2005 vintage, there is plenty of ripe fruit here but some of it is still hiding under tart acidity. No hurry to drink.

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