2010 Domaine Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey, Santenay Vieilles Vignes “Ceps Centenaires” AC Red Burgundy, France.
No doubt at all, Pierre-Yves Colin is a star and while known for his fantastic White Burgundy wines, he makes a fine red too, especially this old vine Santenay which drives with passion and vigor. The nose is shy at first but bursts to live with a few swirls in the glass, bringing out roses and violets, smoke, minerals and red berry fruits leading to a darkly rich palate of raspberry, plum, cherry and cranberry fruits with a hint of blueberry and spicy oak notes. The is chalky minerals throughout, very much a wine of it’s terroir and flashes of earthy truffle and sweet mountains herbs add interest to this intense and vibrant Pinot Noir that has plenty of everything from fruit, subtle wood and acidity, making it a refined and focused wine to be greatly admired. This is a wonderful modern Burgundy that has all the charms of place, and really delivers the style with verve and grace. Sadly this is super rare, but can be found if you really look around.
($50 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive
Avail at www.sfwtc.com ($47.95)