2021 Marchand Tawse Bourgogne Rouge 47N

2021 Marchand Tawse Bourgogne Rouge 47N



Their “reserve” Bourgogne rouge is a blend that changes annually based on the quality of their purchased fruit sources stretching the length of the Côte. It is always a damn good bottle of Bourgogne rouge, and this year is no exception. This year, the building blocks are comprised of parcels from Nuits Saint Georges (Prémeaux sector, old vines), Marsannay, Cotes de Nuits villages, and some declassified Beaune 1er cru Clos du Roi. I tasted a tank sample that very much impressed for its aromatic intensity, light black fruited sappiness en bouche, with a bit more of everything than the regular Bourgogne rouge. No matter how you slice it, this is delicious everyday Burgundy. A nod to Thomas for his blending and vinification skills here; this is all about the knowing chef in the kitchen……

“Subtle though perceptible hints of wood and menthol are present on the more layered aromas of both red and dark fruit, earth and a whiff of the sauvage. There is finer texture to the medium weight flavors that offer better depth and persistence on the delicious finale where the supporting tannins possess a relatively fine grain. This is very good for its level and worth checking out. (87-89)/2024+” Allen Meadows ———-> “particularly outstanding for their respective appellations and especially merit your attention” for the 2020, NOT THE 2021 OFFERED HERE.

“This up-market Bourgogne cuvée includes some village Savigny-lès-Beaune this year, with only a touch of whole bunch used. Dense dark bright purple, much darker fruit too, dark raspberry, a bit of blackcurrant, peonies, acidity and good length. More muscular all round. Tasted: November 2021” 87-89 Jasper Morris “Four Star” wine for the 2020, NOT THE 2021 OFFERED HERE