The Burgundy wine region has always fascinated and frustrated in equal measure. For every eulogising, life-changing proclamation from someone realising wine nirvana, there is some poor soul somewhere bashing their head in perplexity. At its best, Burgundy wine can provide the ultimate - the transcendental, mystifying, unexplainable pleasure that only truly great wine can bring. But at its worst, Burgundy wine can be an expensive mistake, bring disillusion and even provoke anger.
Bright, smoky red and black fruit provides a subtle floral lift. The palate is very fine, with a lovely velvety grip and fresh mouth-watering acidity. Dark wild fruits and a hint of liquorice spice on the palate show lovely density and richness before the long, supple finish. Drink from 2022.Armit Winesmore
Bottle 75cl £42.68
This wine shows lovely purity of fruit on the nose with bright plum and red berry aromas and a hint of violets and briary spice. Darker cassis characters come through on the palate supported by textured tannins and refreshing acidity. Almost a normal crop was produced thankfully. Drink from 2019.Armit Winesmore
Bottle 75cl £21.68