Another pre-Christmas blind tasting held at No 14.
Colour: light ruby, medium alcohol, brick red rim.
Nose: bold, smoky, ‘forest floor’, sweet red fruits, some vegetal notes.
Palate: cherry/raspberry reds, long, soft tannins, savoury, light in weight. Ready for drinking.
The pinot noir qualities were obvious on the nose and yet not so dominant on the palate. I plumped for French burgundy and, because of its softness, ventured Beaune rather than further north. It was a well-made wine, very pleasurable to drink on its own; I think care would be needed with the accompanying food because of its delicacy.
This was Beaune 1er cru Les Teuron 2009 (Dmne. Gay)
A pleasure to drink – happy New Year.
[Richard: another from Yapp, around £30. Well made with some character. Sutton’s own ‘Mr Burgundy’ spot on with the identification.]