“2005” + “Burgundy” + “Bargain” In The Same Sentence

Posted on: December 6th, 2007 by

As in, “I did not think it was possible to find a bargain Burgundy in the 2005 vintage and I was right to think so.”

Actually, as in, “I found a bargain Burgundy from the 2005 vintage.”

There is so much Burgundy at every price point (including $100+) that is thin, acidic, stemmy, stinky crap. To find one for under twenty bucks that tastes like Pinot Noir and would satisfy anyone looking for a very tasty Pinot Noir, regardless of country of origin. This is it:

2005 Domain VirelyRougeot Bourgogne Pinot Noir

It’s 18 bucks. It is delicious. I even think it would benefit from another year or two of bottle-age, and at that price, you need to get a case.

The importer, Millesime, should be applauded for being able to offer a Burgundy at this price amidst insane vintage hype and a shitty dollar.

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