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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer ROCHE DE BELLENE
Medium-deep red colour.Attractive, gently spicy, bright, fresh, ripe, plum-crancherry-strawberry nose with some minerally, faintly toasty notes. Dry, medium bodied, very bright, fresh, ripe, plummy-cherry flavours with a lingering, very faintly cedary, nicely structured, harmonious, strawberry-tinged finish. This tasty, ready-to-drink 100% Pinot Noir has 12.5% alcohol and under 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number 21054T on the back label. The recommended 2019 (**+) was released on April 3, 2021 at $23.95. CSPC 299859
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nic Pea
Country France
Region Burgundy
Rating ***(91 points)
Fresh, Ripe, Plum-Strawberry
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: Cuvée Réserve Bourgogne is the workhorse for Nicolas Potel and for good reason because it uses experienced vines' fruit, including some of 40+ years which could very well end up in higher caste cuvées. As it stands this pinot noir just plain hits the spot while carving out an appellative Bourgogne niche at a price just stable and tiered enough to allow for a by the glass pour. Carries the Bellene torch of luxe fruit yet with a savoury evergreen edginess to speak the language of the times. Sure it lacks the concentration of old vines or cru specific Bourgogne but there's both generosity and stuffing befitting the price tag. Drink 2023-2026. Tasted January 2023. Score - 90 (Michael Godel, winealign.com) Price $ 34.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - April 15, 2023
Cases bought 400 (12 bottles per case)

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