Robert Groffier Bourgogne Rouge 2016
This is another Bourgogne Rouge that is absolutely delicious, and in our opinion drinks more like a Premier Cru. It is instead a near-perfect expression of a generic appellation wine delivering immediate enjoyment with a touch of sophistication from the noble varietal. This is an overachieving appellation wine that has been referenced by critics as almost always an outperformer and 'an absolutely delicious wine' even though the scores may not capture these accurate and positive comments. And what you should know here is that the grapes are sourced from two superior vineyards, one parcel next to the Grand Cru Clos Vougeot, with the other adjacent to vineyards of Morey-Saint-Denis. It should also be noted that this overachieving Bourgogne Rouge is comprised of old vines averaging more than 50 years of age.
In the glass, this wine screams Burgundy - it is another one of those wines where the aromatics alone are worth the price of admission. On the palate, there is red fruit galore - concentrated sweet cherries, tart strawberries, ripe currants that are accented by black raspberries, cinnamon, licorice, violets and a touch of chalky minerality. It is an expansive mouthful, but yet the wine is so fresh and light on its feet. There is an inner perfume to the wine that echoes across the palate for a long finish. It is difficult to match the generosity of this wine at this price point. Just 15 barrels were produced for the world. Enjoy!"