France / Pinot Noir
Baron Thenard Givry 1er “Clos St Pierre”9 2005
-- This is one of the most mysterious and interesting estates in Burgundy. The estate was established in 1760 in the village of Givry. This is a tremendous opportunity to obtain a wine from one of the greatest vineyard plots in Burgundy, and therefore the . . .
Chandon de Briailles 1er “Iles des Vergelesses” Cotes du Beaune 2005
-- This is a very attractive ’05 Pernand. The nose is quite broody with touches of wild hedgerow and cut grass that give way to some natural, rustic, stalky red-berried. The palate is cohesive with fine tannins and a nice sense of natural tension and poise. . . .
Laboure-Roi Les Sangliers Reserve Pinot Noir 2006
-- This 2006 Pinot Noir has a bouquet of of cherry and raspberry with a slight acidity.The wine should be ready to drink throughout the next two years. Laboure-Roi is a fabulous Pinot Noir producer from Burgundy who also has a project in Southern France. . . .