2010 Pascal Marchand, Morey-Saint-Denis, Rue de Vergy, Red Burgundy, France.
Marchand’s 2010 vintage Morey-Saint-Denis Rue de Vergy is beautifully crafted, entertaining and polished Burgundy, this fine and stylish effort offers great pleasure, elegance and richness. I highly recommend searching out Pascal Marchand’s wines these are wonderful examples of vivid, clear and pretty red Burgundy, especially the Rue de Vergy Morey-Saint-Denis which shows a dark hue in the glass, has a lifted perfume of violets, roses and wild truffle that leads to a round, silky palate of red berry, black cherry and plum along with crisp minerals, soft earthiness and herb tea notes. There is a hint of licorice, cranberry and dried currants that comes through in the glass, along with a trace of subtle wood, with everything folding together with exceptional grace and still lively and dynamic, this is a wonderful Pinot Noir and a super value. Look for this wine to gain a bit more more of everything over the next 3 to 5 years and drink great for another decade, this again is balanced and classy wine from Marchand, a talent to watch, no question.
($62 ESt.) 93 Points, grapelive
avail at www.sfwtc.com ($59.95)