A decadent Sunday. We decided to buy something nice to eat and something nice to drink. Not a bad day at work.
Intense, brilliant dark Burgundy. Shines with the light.
The nose is dark black cherry with pulped forest fruit and edges of floral perfume (rose petals?). Incredibly sweet and heady.
The palate is proper masculine Burgundy - cherries squashed in a velvet glove with darker notes of wild herbs, forest floor and a bit of liquorice. Having some artisan and farmhouse cheeses which brings out that velvet tannic grip as well some more of the sweetness of fruit. Incredibly pure and structured. Possibly a little short on the finish but it's forgiven. It's nice that you can still find quality Burgundy at relatively good value.
Tasted 24/1/10 at Luvians Bottleshop