A scratched Frank Sinatra record: Vignerons de Buxy 2012 Buissonnier Bourgogne Côte Chalonnaise Pinot Noir
Not bad, at first glance, but then wildly simple when compared to the Savigny-Lès-Beaune and Chambertin. Much more charming on the nose than on the palate, where simple red fruits, earth, and a bit of flowers and vanilla were a bit more shrouded and quiet on the palate.
Similarly to the first wine, there was a bit of sulphited character that was more evident compared to the other red wines in the flight, but it also could have been so because of the lack of intensity. Not really noticeable until we did a side-by-side sort of thing.
Sort of like a faded Sinatra record, where there are hints of allure but you don’t really get the true magic of the grape. It’s certainly more characterful and better value than the basic Chardonnay we tried, in my opinion.
Eyes: clear, pale ruby, legs
Nose: clean, youthful, med+ intensity, red fruit, strawberry, red cherry, earth, hint floral, hint vanilla
Mouth: dry, med- body, med intensity, med+ acid, med alcohol, med- chalky tannin, med- length, earth, red fruit, strawberry, red cherry
All in all: Good quality: this simple style of Pinot Noir is typical for the grape, with mostly red fruit and bits of earth. Though the wine lacks flavour on the finish, there is balance between the structure and the fruit that shows through. Drink now: not suitable for ageing or further ageing.
Producer: Vignerons de Buxy
Variety: Pinot Noir
Tasted: December 8, 2014