Albert Bichot Bourgogne Vignes de Pinot Noir 2012

Albert Bichot Bourgogne
Fanciful Name: Vieilles Vignes
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2012
Country of Origin: France
Appellation: Burgundy
Retail Price: $20

Tasting Notes: The “old vine” grapes for this consistently stylistic and superb wine come from four estates across Burgundy. A bright ruby color. Aromas of not-quite-ripe berry and cherry meld with hints of chalk, loam and flint, which says “Burgundy”! Delicate flavors of red fruits coat the palate, showing strong in the middle, and finishing with firm tannins and more terroir. This is a classic old-world Bourgogne Rouge. The 2012 vintage will develop beautifully for five more years―easily. An excellent value.