These Pinots were planted in 1969, in shallow, red soils which are rich in clay and iron-oxides. The vines lie on a mini-plateau, just downhill from First Growth Clos des Montaigu. They are now being pruned to restrict their yields, so production has dropped, to just 5 barrels in 2019 – of which one was new, the others having seen one or two previous vintages. Oakiness has now been well integrated. The wine is very deep purple, the nose recalling cassis and raspberries. Palate is rich and round, buoyant and airy, with soft, fine length (for drinking 2021-2026+). Do look at the price – vintages of this wine get snapped up early for their value and deliciousness.
2019 Mercurey rouge En Boussoy, Domaine Patrick Guillot
(£17.00 per bottle)
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