- Dom Michel Sarrazin Bourgogne Rouge VV 2012 Product #28253 (In Stock)
This is lovely, high-quality, red Burgundy from 35+ year-old vines near Givry, harvested ripe and aged in 25% new French oak. In the ripe 2012 harvest, the aromas are deep and rich with griotte cherry, smoke, and red flower notes swirling in the glass. On the palate there's nice density and weight for Bourgogne with sweet and tangy cherry fruit accented by a touch of raspberry, smokey oak, and fresh turned earth. The flavors linger nicely over fine-grained tannins that give the support needed to enjoy this with food today or cellar for a while. Well-made, classically-styled, Burgundy Pinot Noir at about one-third less cost than you'd expect
- Dom Michel Sarrazin Rully Sans Nom Blanc 2012 Product #28779 (In Stock)
A lot of wine here for the money, especially considering the estate's small production, painstaking vineyard work, and willingness to use 50% (expensive!) new French Oak barrels on this wine. Pretty, pure, aromas of yellow fruits - peaches, nectarines, pears - plus toasted hazelnut, rich butter, and a hint of caramel. On the palate, the texture is nicely rich and round and the caramel and hazelnut flavors more emphatic, suggesting pear or peach tart with a buttery crust, before the bright lemon/lime citrus and green apple acidity comes up to make your mouth water and chalky minerality intermixes with the buttery, salty caramel, and ripe pear flavors that linger much longer than you'd expect.
The balance between ripe fruit, rich butter caramel, and juicy citrus/apple acids is outstanding, making this a satisfying and refreshing wine to just sip and giving it the "oompf" it needs to shine with food. Pair it with simple roast chicken, fresh seafood, rich white or mushroom sauces, or even with fresh salads – it’s going to shine with them all.
"This Rully Blanc is an honest, straightforward wine. It is pleasantly aromatic and offers fresh, yellow fruit on a creamy, well-integrated palate, finishing on a long, chalky note. Drink over the next 2-3 years."i-Wine Review 90 points