Domaine Michel Lafarge Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2015

Domaine Michel Lafarge Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2015

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These vines are located lower down on the hill, equal-distance between the village of Volnay and the route national, on the limit of Volnay village and Bourgogne regional appellations. There is some talk that this parcel used to be classified a Volnay but was de-classified for some reason, though talking to Frédéric, it's been considered Burgundy-level since as long as he remembers. Regardless, ignoring official classification hierarchy, this wine is, as Russell puts it, a "baby Volnay": single-vineyard, might-as-well-be-Village-level wine with that typical Volnay limestone terroir. Entry-level pricing with a roundness that makes it approachable and easier to drink younger.
Category Red Wine
Region France, Burgundy, Bourgogne
Brand Domaine Michel Lafarge
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Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Bourgogne Pinot Noir was slightly pinched on the nose when I tasted it from barrel, leaning more towards black rather than red fruit at the moment. The palate is well structured for a generic red Burgundy, blackberry and strawberry fruit with plenty of sous-bois on the finish. This is a superb Bourgogne Rouge that will last longer than most people will allow.

Neal Martin, December 30, 2016