Grapelive Wine of the Day
By Kerry Winslow
2009 Domaine Pierre Guillemot Bourgogne, Red Burgundy, France.
This small domaine turns out some really great wine, and at super prices from the Beaune region of Burgundy. Kermit Lynch again was the guy behind bringing Guillemot to our neck of the woods, and again we must say “Thanks!” and give kudos to him and Guillemot, as it is nice to be able to get some fine red Burgs that we don’t have to feel quietly about buying and popping their corks! This vintage produced a stunning vintage all around Burgundy, especially the Pinot Noir wines and there are some great deals available, and this 2009 Pierre Guillemot is certainly one of them. The Bourgogne Rouge is a select cuvee of premier sites around Savigny-Les-Beaune, where Guillemot sources most of their fruit and is a fine example of the area. The nose is racy red fruit and spicy flowers with a silky palate of strawberry, raspberry and tangy cherry with hints of truffle, tea spice, mineral and apple skin. This wine opens up into a pure delight and gives lots of elegant pleasure, drink it over the next 3 to 5 years for the best enjoyment in the this very lovely wine.
($24 Est.) 90 Points, grapelive