Posted on June 29th, 2008
About “Bourgogne Pinot Noir”
It’s labelled as “Bourgogne AOC” which means essentially Pinot Noir grapes from anywhere within Burgundy (“Bourgogne”) as opposed to from a specific vineyard or plot within a vineyard.
Despite a few exceptions, this normally translates into a decent and drinkable, yet mostly unremarkable wine.
This is also one of those exceptions and probably the best QPR (Quality-to-Price Ratio) wine I have ever had.
How does it taste?
I’ll spare the details and say this: if you’re already familiar with Burgundy, then you’ll enjoy some typical fruity, farmyard action at a fraction.
If you’re not familiar with Burgundy, then this is probably the best introduction to what the region can offer, at a very very attractive price.
Where and how much?
I picked it up from Louis Albrouze (Leeson Street, Dublin), for about €15 (on sale). Not sure how much of it is left, but I’ll be going back for more.