Pinot Noir in Burgundy

Domaine de Montille, Bourgogne 2007 There’s pretty raspberry fruit laced with brown spices in the nose. The mouth is quite concentrated, full of acidity with a whisper of tannin in the background. As with the 2005, lay this down for a few years. This is from the famous De Montille family and is certainly a great value. Mis en bouteille a Volnay. 12% purchased for $27.99 at the Wine Club

Domaine de Montille, Volnay 1er Cru, Les Taillepieds 2007 The nose speaks of cherries and a little earthiness. With 30 minutes a waft of sweet vanilla begins to appear. In the mouth the elegance associated with this appellation shows, in a delicate Pinot yet with structure for aging and gaining complexity over the next 4-5 years.

After 2.5 hours the fruit is just singing in the glass – beautiful. Mis en bouteille au domaine a Volnay 13% purchased for $99.99 at the Wine Club

Joseph Drouhin, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru 2007 The nose sports fresh and dried red fruits. With 15 minutes this transforms to a great sweetness – a liqueur-like rendering of fruit. The mouth delivers the same with great depth of flavor, quite a bit of acidity, as in tart cherries and cranberries. There is also a bit of astringency and great length. Mis by Drouhin, negociant eleveur a Beaune 13% purchased for $59.99 at K&L Drouhin

Domaine Jean Grivot, Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2006 The glass is absolutely full of brown spices, minerality, earthiness and cherries. In the mouth it is packed with flavor, very dense with lots of structure. The character of the tannins is more astringent than I would prefer yet the density of the wine can carry it. And with a plate of Boeuf Bourguignon, all sins of astringency are forgiven. Recolte, eleve et mis en bouteille au domaine a Vosne-Romanee 13.5% purchased for $79.99 at the Wine Club Domaine Jean Grivot

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Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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