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An evening with Olivier Guyot (2/6)

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Bourgogne rouge 2011, Domaine Olivier Guyot ($34.50, oenopole, 6 bottles/case)
100% Pinot Noir from “vines planted by my father and grandfather.” Like all of Olivier’s wines, spends 14 months in large fûts. Not cask aged, however. 12% ABV.
Fragrant nose: red berries, leafmould, hints of spice and old wood. Medium- bordering on light-bodied. Fluid and elegantly fruity but so dry. Animating acidity and fine, tight tannins add texture and some astringency. A faint bitterness – not like that found in Italian wines though – emerges on the finish. Straightforward, fresh and very easy to drink. (Buy again? A bottle or two to enjoy while waiting for the similarly priced 2010 Favières to show up at the monopoly.)

Written by carswell

February 13, 2014 at 14:26

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