From the Loire-based Bourgeois family, this is a dense, brooding Pinot Noir sourced from clay soils. After some swirling in glass it begins to chime in notes of blueberries, red currents, violets and cinnamon bark, with whispers of undergrowth and wood spice. Energetic acidity is in sync with savory, smudgy tannins which provides tension and balance, while brambly, forest-floor flavors continue long into the finish. Drink now–2025.
- July, 2018, Christina Pickard