Maillard Bourgogne Rouge 2010Product #25836
Bottle Size Bottle (750ml) Color/Type Red Country/State France Email Wines Q2 2012 (April - June) Price $10 - $30 Producer Maillard Region Burgundy: Cote de Beaune Varietal Pinot Noir Vintage 2010
The debate over 2010 vs 2009 red Burgundy will likely rage on for years, but there’s no question in my mind that Pascal’s 2010 Bourgogne Rouge is even better than his fabulously popular 2009. Critics keep using the word “transparency” to describe the best 2010s, and that – along with perfect ripeness and just the right amount of acidity – is what you’ll find here.
The wine opens with cool and elegant aromas of pure Pinot fruit – cherries, red berries, fresh mushroom – accented by hints of wood smoke and spice that come from the grapes (no new oak here). In the mouth at once weightless and fully flavored with cranberry and cherry fruit, hints of violets, a dash of spice cookie and a touch of cola in the mid-palate before darker fruit, smoke, mineral, and juicy acids well up on the long, refreshing, finish. There’s enough fruit and soft acidity here to make enjoyable to just sip with a chill but this is gaining weight now and taking on more and more complexity. A fantastic match for salmon, poached chicken, or grilled mushrooms.