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WINE REVIEW: Definition - Bourgogne Hautes-Cotes de Nuits

REVIEW: Definition - Bourgogne Hautes-Cotes de Nuits

Looking for a top Pinot Noir for that special occasion...I would argue this has bang for your buck written all over it!

A clear, light ruby red, on the nose fresh strawberries, raspberries, red plums, redcurrants a touch of farmyard, forest floor in addition - typifying the development of a developing Pinot Noir.

The aroma intensity at close to medium+.

On the palate, strawberries, cherries, red plums, white pepper and a touch of cedar for choice, although you are certainly hit with the red fruits. Tannins are light, alcohol is medium and body is medium - in the very classic Burgundian style.

Superbly balanced, good amount of tannins to keep the structure and develop the wine but not overly so, so as not to be astringent on the palate. Good examples of secondary and tertiary flavours already suggest this is a very good example and has the potential for further ageing.

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir

Vineyard: This is from the high slopes of the Cotes de Nuits, it is not vineyard specific so you not be paying the very high prices that can go per bottle in the region but boy you need some of this in your life!

Food Pairings: Rack of lamb or for those who are finding it hard to pair mushroom for the umami flavours...try this one!

Average Price: £19 a bottle

TDWG Overall Rating: 90/100

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