New Releases of Red Burgundy from the 2009 Vintage
The summer of 2009 was almost perfect for growing Pinot Noir in Burgundy, and by harvest time the grapes were flavorful, of deep color, and physiologically ripe. As with the whites, the red Burgundies are relatively low in acidity, so they lack the structure of a class vintage like that of 2005. Their ripe tannins make them surprisingly ready to drink, especially in comparison to the 2008s that we tasted last year. As we concluded in our earlier review article of Louis Jadot new releases, 2009 is a charming, seductive vintage that should be consumed relatively young. Below we report our impressions of the newly released wines from Domaine Michel Sarrazin, Domaine Fougeray de Beauclair, Domaine Quivy, Domaine Jacques Cacheux, Patrice Cacheux, Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard, Vallet Frères, and Domaine Jean-Jacques Confuron.
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