Domaine Bellene Beaune 1er ‘Pertuisots’ 2009

Pinot Noir from France - Burgandy
Review Date : 24-Mar-2012
Full, dark ruby-red with youthful purple hues. This has a full, broad nose with savoury red berry fruits, a little gaminess, herb and earth complexities with good oak balance. Some reduction muting the fruit brightness here. A wine based on structure and texture, a little leaner with less sweet fruitiness. Fine tannins and fresh acidity drive the palate, and the oak becomes a little dominant on the finish. This has a fresh, poised mouthfeel, and will age 6-8+ years.  18.0-/20  Mar 2012  RRP $99.00 Pinot Noir fruit from 0.216 ha, vines 46 y.o., indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 16 months in 50% new French oak. Very dark, deep, purple hued ruby-red colour, lighter on rim, youthful in appearance. This has a very firm and densely concentrated nose of ripe, black plum aromas with spicy, cedary oak, dark herbs and pepper. Full-bodied, firm and grainy tannins provide significant grip and structure for the ripe dark plum and black berry fruit flavours. The fruit has an overlay of cedary oak, black pepper and layers of liquorice and soy sauce unfold. The acidity is discreet, but sufficient to carry the concentrated flavours and extract to a long finish. This is a bold, ‘New World' style with ripeness and strong oak infusion. It will match flavoursome game meat dishes over the next 6-7+ years. 1128 bottles produced. 18.0/20 Jan 2012 RRP $99.00

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