Allen Meadows - Burghound
Outer quote mark Ripe aromas consist mostly of plum, dark cherry and earth where the latter is picked up by the vibrant and fresh middle weight flavors that possess a moderately rustic if lengthy finale that is sufficiently firm to suggest that this frank effort should reward at least a few years of cellaring. *Burghound Outstanding Top Value!* Inner quote mark (4/2022)
Outer quote mark Racked the week prior to my visit, the 2020 Bourgogne Rouge is a one-third blend of Hautes-Côtes, Puligny and Maranges-based parcels. It offers vivid red cherry and cranberry scents on the nose. The palate is quite crunchy in texture, in a positive way, and well balanced with a fine bead of acidity. Touches of orange zest appear toward the finish. Very promising. (NM) Inner quote mark (12/2021)
Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy: "20% whole bunch vinification has been used. Deep purple black, surprisingly little nose. Juicy pure red fruit, classic rather than hot vintage fruit in the mouth and impressively concentrated, firmer structure than in 2019. Really long finish. I am rather impressed by this. Tasted: December 2021."
2018 Domaine Bachelet-Monnot • Bourgogne Rouge
The 2018 Bourgogne Rouge, which contains 15% whole bunch, comes partly from Hautes Cotes de Beaune and partly from Maranges itself. It has a very pretty bouquet of red cherries and crushed strawberry fruit. The palate is fresh on the entry with crunchy red berry fruit andgood acidity. A little rustic and short but shows good vigor. 85-87 NM