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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer ROCHE DE BELLENE
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. This is a good example of the pure, still youthful Pinot Noir character that typifies a well-made Bourgogne. Fairly deep intense purple colour. Rather spicy, bright, youthful, ripe, plum-crancherry-raspberry nose with some minerally, sandalwood notes. Dry, medium bodied, tangy, youthful, attractive, fresh, fripe, bright, plum-red-cherry flavours with a very gently cedary, nicely structured, faintly grippy, crisp finish. Has 12.5% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar . When I taste this, all I can think of is coq au vin. Better than the recommended 2019 (**+) that was released on April 3, 2021 at $23.95. CSPC 299859
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nic Pea
Country France
Region Burgundy
Rating ***(90 points)
Bright, Ripe, Nicely Structured
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Nicolas Potel's access to pinot noir vineyards 35, 50, 60 and even 80 years of age makes for fruit and experience that are virtually unparalleld in Bourgogne AOC. Cuvée Réserve offers fine perennial drinking with medium-bodied concentration and texture thanks to high density plantings on limestone and marl. Big (600L) barrels do the yeoman work to solidify and qualify this pinot noir as the real and authentic deal regardless of quantities and négoce hi-jinx. It's all just fun and games with a gift of Bourgogne at a more than fair price. Drink 2021-2025. Score - 91 (Michael Godel, winealign.com, April 7, 2021) Price $ 22.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - November 13, 2021
Cases bought 799 (12 bottles per case)

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