2009 Domaine de Montille, Bourgogne Rouge (Pinot Noir) Red Burgundy, France.
This entry level Burgundy from Domaine de Montille comes from mostly Premier Cru sites in the Beaune area and 100% de-stemmed giving just the purest of fruit essences and makes for a wonderfully fresh Pinot that still has length, depth and grip to age as well. While lots of people have gone back and forth on the 2009 vintage and worried about the lack of life and acidity, there is no question it is a great vintage to buy to drink short term and this lovely wine is plenty serious to turn on any Burgundy lover. The nose is ripe with perfume and almost a gamay fruit tone before settling into a clear and delightful palate of cherry and red currant with tea and baking spices plus subtle mineral notes. There is hints of game, truffle and earth to keep it interesting, but the lush fruit fills the mouth and lingers on the finish. I should imagine this wine should last 10 years it might be more fun to drink over the next 2 to 5 years, and if you want to put something in the cellar you might get one of the Domaine de Montille Premier Crus all of which are crafted to last ages.
($38 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive

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