Retail distribution is spotty, and their wines are best obtained through the website or by joining their wine club. Highly Recommended. GT
Plush and smooth on the finish which lingers for a while. An excellent pairing with braised duck or a pizza with a tomato-fennel sauce. Highly recommended. RR
The premise is simple: there are hundreds of wine varieties out there beyond the "big six" – also known as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling – yet most people never travel beyond a relatively narrow range.
Burgundy may be “fiendishly complex, frustratingly inconsistent and maddeningly difficult,” as Allen Meadows of Burghound puts it, but that doesn’t stop it from gaining new fans who are eager to deal with those “difficulties.”
HOT on January 1 WHO: Thomas Bassot WHAT: Pinot Noir WHERE: France, Burgundy, Cotes de Nuits, Griotes-Chambertin WHEN: 1964 SIZE: 750 ml RESERVE: $250 MINIMUM BID INCREMENT: $25 Decanter rates 196...
At $15, it is rare, in any country and vintage, to find a varietally-correct, balanced pinot like this one. Great value that could last a few years in the cellar, even. Recommended. RC