A Killer Single Vineyard Red Burgundy for $26

May 10, 2017 Daily Drinkers  No comments

FullSizeRender-4Burgundy is the most expensive wine region in the world, and it frankly has a spotty track record – when the wines are on, they are breathtaking, but when they are off, they are expensive disappointments.  This seems to be changing for the better, but time will be the judge.  Knowing this, I’m always excited to try a well reviewed burg in the $30 or less range.  Most choices in this range are generic “bourgone”, but I recently had a chance to drink a wine from a single parcel in the southern Santenay region that really impressed me.

From vines ranging in age from 30 to 80 years old, the 2014 Domaine Vincent & Sophia Morey Santenay Les Hates could almost fool you as a California wine on the nose, with good ripeness and a little oak showing.  On the palate earthy burgundy flavors emerge with bright raspberry and nice acidity.  The wine is super clean and has the potential to go 10 years if well stored.

If you are a long-time burgundy drinker or are just getting into it, this wine is a great choice.

Buy Here:  2014 Domaine Vincent & Sophia Morey Santenay Les Hates $25.95

Burghound 89

“Here there is no reductive funk as the fresh and exuberant nose presents notes of red cherry, pomegranate, earth and a hint of game. There is excellent energy and delineation to the middle weight flavors that deliver fine length on the saline-inflected finale that is less rustic than usual. This is really quite good for its level and a wine that would make a fine choice for a higher-end house red. Recommended.”

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