2012 Auxey-Duresses 1er Cru Rouge
- Wine colour
- France > Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
- Domaine Taupenot-Merme
This is a blend of 2 1ers Crus, with an emphasis on mineral, red fruits and balance rather than broad, overripe flavours. Will evolve into a delightful lunch time Pinot, although there is plenty of punch here. Drink from 2016.
` A more reserved but more complex nose of various dark berries, violet, earth and plum introduces velvety, round and delicious middle weight flavors. There is equally good depth and more mid-palate concentration where the sap coats the palate on the frank and persistent finish. This should drink well young but reward 5 to 8 years of cellaring.` 87-90 points, Burghound, January 2014