Grapelive Wine of the Day
By Kerry Winslow
2009 Domaine Brintet Mercurey Vieilles Vignes (Red Burgundy, Old Vines) France.
A recent find for me, imported by Charles Neal, the Domaine Brintet Mercurey is a stylish and richly flavored Burgundy that has live and force driving it, clearly a Domaine to watch! I was most impressed with this smoky and deep Pinot Noir that has black cherry, plum and currant fruits along with subtle smoke, mineral essence and truffle earthiness. This dark fruit focused wine should fill out and gain in bottle over the next few years, but I wouldn’t be too shy about opening a few bottles in the very near future as this is a gem and a stunning value for a quality Burgundy, and one from such a remarkable vintage. Thanks again to Charles Neal for discovering another interesting Domaine and adding it to his portfolio of fine wines and spirits.
($30 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive