Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Joseph Drouhin Vero Pinot Noir, 2007

This red Burgundy is blended by Veronique Drouhin-Boss to capture, as she puts it, the elegance of Volnay, the aromatic subtlety of the Haute Cotes du Beaune, the red berry flavors of Chorey-les-Beaune or Rully, and the charm and structure of Chambolle-Musigny. Unfortunately, I do not have enough experience with red Burgundy to detect and confirm all of that, but I do consider the wine a big success. We had it with filet steak for Valentine's Day.

Very light ruby, brilliant and clear. Lovely nose of red berries, flowers and a touch of spice and white pepper. Good acidity--red raspberries and cranberries. More like an Anderson Valley than an Oregon Pinot Noir. Reminds me a lot of the 2007 Couloir Roma's Vineyard that we had for Thanksgiving dinner. Lovely texture. So delicate, yet so strong.

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