Robert Parker, The Wine AdvocateOffers a smorgosbord of aromas, ranging from scents of new saddle leather, black-plums, black-raspberries, minerals, and smoked duck, to oriental spices. In the mouth, the first impression is one of an extraordinarily layered wine with a texture akin to biting into a chewy candy. It is sweet, rich, full and dense, yet everything is so well-defined. The finish lasts for over a minute. When should one consume a wine such as this?
BurgundyCold winters and hot summers combine with unpredictable rainfall in Burgundy, one of France’s best and most variable wine regions. Vintages can vary widely in Burgundy, with the best years far outperforming lesser years. The Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes reign supreme, with the best examples coming from forty Grand Crus such as Romanée-Conti, Echézeaux and Charmes-Chambertin. Chablis, Beaujolais and Mâcon are all viticulturally part of Burgundy. View all our items from Burgundy
FranceThough French wines are the highest valued wines in the world, esteemed wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne were only enjoyed locally until 150 years ago when transportation improvements made them widely available. French wine production is governed by a strict quality-control system, which regulates the grapes used in each region and classifies wineries according to an elaborate cru hierarchy. Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc are just a few of the important grape varietals with roots in French soil. View all our items from France