As one person I tasted this with exclaimed, “This is just good wine!” Indeed. The domaine’s smallest holding in surface area, it is one of their biggest wines in structure. While the typical acidity and fresh fruit character are still present, mineral, herbal, and spicy notes add layers of complexity. Already mouthwatering, this crowd pleaser will only get better with a few years of aging. –Julia Issleib
|Producer:||Domaine Pierre Guillemot|
|Vineyard:||40 years, .24 ha|
|Soil:||Clay, Sand, Limestone|
|Aging:||Wine is aged in barrel (10% new for premier cru and grand cru) for 18 months|
Domaine Pierre Guillemot France | Burgundy | Savigny-lès-Beaune
I want you to realize once and for all: Even the winemaker does not know what aging is going to do to a new vintage; Robert Parker does not know; I do not know. We all make educated (hopefully) guesses about what the future will bring, but guesses they are. And one of the pleasures of a wine cellar is the opportunity it provides for you to witness the evolution of your various selections. Living wines have ups and downs just as people do, periods of glory and dog days, too. If wine did not remind me of real life, I would not care about it so much.
Inspiring Thirst, page 171