A glance at the beautiful purple-blue robe and a whiff of the silky, seductive nose, and you know you have arrived in the promised land of “true” Burgundy. Young, tangy and tasting almost like a barrel sample, it nonetheless displays both power and finesse in a tight, textured, sculpted package. An earthy, roasted component lengthens the finish.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.