2010 Domaine Dubreuil-Fontaine, Beaune Montrevenots Premier Cru Red Burgundy, France.
Christine Dubreuil of Pernand-Vergelesses crafts some beautiful wines and all are made in silky elegant style, especially her wonderful 2010 Beaune Montrevenots Premier Cru Red Burgundy that is really starting to come into it’s own after a tight period after release. This wine comes from 30 year old vines and was raised in only about 15% new oak and rested 15 months in barrel all of which has left the fruit shinning through and preserved the freshness in this subtle and classy Pinot Noir. The nose brings red fruits, flowers and spice together nicely and the satin smooth palate is medium weighted and full of life with bright raspberry, black cherries and tart plum while hints of minerallity, truffle and loamy earth add complexity to this very fine Beaune. This wine has really become such a gem, after being a bit stubborn and out of shape in the first few months after the US release, and I highly recommend looking for this and all of the Dubreuil-Fontaine whites and reds from this vintage.
($60 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive

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