- Dom Larue Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Sur Le Sentier Du Clou Rouge 2010 Product #26026 (In Stock)
Pinot Noir in the Cote de Beaune performed especially well in 2010 – in some ways, the Pinot vintage here is even better than in the Cote de Nuits. And, Didier and Denis Larue certainly hit the jackpot in 2010 with fruit from this fine vineyard in the heart of St. Aubin. The vines were planted between 1966 and 1995, and the wine was fermented in steel before aging 12 months in small barrel (50% new).
The theme of this wine is the interplay of crispness and spice. The aromas show crisp, ripe, cherry and raspberry fruit over notes of violets, baking spice, coffee and damp earth. With a little air, the fruit trends towards ripe Bing cherry and this darker red fruit carries on to the bright, supple, palate. Flavors of juicy red berries and Bing cherry sing out on top with more coffee and a dash of vanilla underneath. The crisp, ripe, tannins come up on the pretty finish as violet, cherry blossom, and damp earth notes linger. Pop and pour this for a stunning match for roast chicken or let it breath a bit and just sip and savor. Fantastic value for 1er Cru red Burgundy.