The 2011 Beaune 1er Cru Les Boucherottes (Domaine des Heritiers Jadot) wafts from the glass with a lovely bouquet of blackberries, dark chocolate, candied peel and currant leaf. On the palate, its medium to full-bodied, fleshy but incisive, with a lavish, gourmand core of fruit that's controlled by tangy acids and fine-grained structuring tannins, concluding with a precise, mouthwatering finish. This is a lovely Beaune that will offer a broad drinking window.
Celebrated as some of the best wine in the universe, red wine from Burgundy, otherwise known as red Burgundy, is Pinot noir. In fact Burgundy is the birthplace of Pinot noir and the source of the planet's most sensual, delicate, valuable and sought-after Pinot noir wines.
Understanding and enjoying red Burgundy can stay simple, with a basic knowledge of its subregions, become more intricate by dialing down to the villages and vineyards or become a life-long passion, exploring climates (plots of vines), vintages and the post French Revolution land ownership laws. In any case, a fine red Burgundy will display refined nuances of black currant, red fruit, earth, spice, alluring floral aromatics and have great elegance, complexity and longevity.