Burgundy, France, £6.99, cork seal
A wine from the villages of Beaune, with my village pictured in the background. Made by Burgundy big boy Louis Jadot it's a blend of fruit from the Chorey les Beaune and Ladoix villages and has spend twelve months in oak. I purchased this bottle duty free at London's Heathrow Airport, a place where the prices can be surprisingly good.
The wine's a beautiful deep crimson colour. It smells like Pinot should smell; there're cherries and berries with a lash of cream and a sprinkle of pepper. The palate is simple, but basically it tastes like one big cherry party with hordes of cherries, cherries and more cherries. It's a medium bodied wine with a nice round palate and a touch of a spice on the finish. A drinkable little Pinot that I'm certainly not going to claim is complex, but I will say is rather tasty. Louis Jadot Cote de Beaune-Villages 2006 is simple, but satisfying and brings a little bit of Burgundy at a fair price.
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