2011 Domaine Charles Audoin Bourgogne (Pinot Noir)
I am currently involved in evaluating a bottle of 2011 Domaine Charles Audoin Bourgogne Rouge. The word Domaine is key here. This wine is all over production which means growth exceeds appellation control quantities allotted to a particular Premeire Cru vineyards. This is not negotiant fruit- and indeedthis Pinot Noir tastes of Premiere Cru components. The cherry flavors start black , then become redder with big indications of exotic spice including Mandarin Orange. This is the third time I have tried this wine. I have left it open for a day and watched as it has become more layered and the fruit more vibrant. There is no drop off over 24 hours leading me to believe that it will easily cellar for 7-10 years. I find myself in the strange and sudden situation of being very low on Burgundy so mine has been immediately consumed. The long very berry, very spicy finish makes this Pinot an excellent choice for Asian or Cajun cuisine and certainly Salmon. The price makes it perfect for hamburgers and the quality makes it quite right for PRIME beef and your best client.
We have five cases available at $29.00 5% off 6, 10% off 12 , R
All the very best! Rex & Michele
Deeply colored and fruity, with flavors of black cherry, raspberry, flowers and mineral. Pure and vivid, with a lingering aftertaste of cherry and stone. Drink now through 2017. -BS Wine Spectator 90 points
Release Price $32
Issue Nov 30, 2013
The proof is always in the glass!