Another Wine Blogging Wednesday and this time I’m podcasting for the first time since WBW 23. Neil from BrooklynguyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Wine and Food Blog came up with a great theme this month: ‘Silver’ Burgundy. Instead of investing in a CÃƒÂ´te d’Or (‘gold coast’) wine, we are drinking affordable Burgundy from the CÃƒÂ´te Chalonnaise and the MÃƒÂ¢connais.
Since I favor red wines this time of year, I selected a village wine from Mercurey made by the well known Faiveley family. Listen to the podcast for more details but here are my tasting notes:
J. Faiveley, Domaine de la Croix Jacquelet, Mercurey 2003 ($20) – Deep ruby color with aromas of dark cherry, fennel and sage. Rich black cherry and raspberry fruit with a touch of earth finishing with firm tannins and good acidity. The bold fruit balances the tannins so I expect this wine to improve with a year or two more in the cellar. Alternatively, you could give it a couple hours in the decanter to open up before enjoying. A very good value in Pinot Noir.
Natural cork closure
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