2010 Maison Jacques Bavard Auxey-Duresses Rouge

SKU #1124162

This has a very pretty cherry character, with substantial, extremely fine-grained tannins. It is lovely, very red-fruited and trés Pinot in character. It is from vines which are all Pinot Fin (the small-berried variety). The result is wine that can be drunk now but will reward some cellar time. (Keith Wollenberg, K&L Burgundy Buyer)

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By: Jim Boyce |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/30/2013  | Send Email
The wines from Jacques Bavard are no longer a secret to the majority of our customers. The quality for the price of his Burgundian expressions is extremely tough to beat. This is a bright and focused Pinot with great red cherry and barrel spice notes. As mentioned, it is approachable now but will reward patientice.

By: Ryan Woodhouse |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 4/30/2013  | Send Email
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A beautiful expressive, elegant pinot from Bavard. Has some relationshp to his ever favorite Monthelie Rouge but is a little lighter in weight and I think more approachable as a very young wine. Red fruited with great spice, energy and brightness. Very food friendly with lighter grilled meats.

By: Shaun Green |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 3/12/2013  | Send Email
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Fine balanced Burgundy at this price? You bet. Slightly lighter in style than the Monthelie from this producer, but in the same beautifully pure and clear flavor profile. And my goodness, what a price. You'll be tempted to drink it all now, but put some down for a few years, it'll pay off well.
Drink from 2013 to 2018

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Varietal:

Pinot Noir

- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.
Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Burgundy

- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north. View our bestselling Burgundy.
Alcohol Content (%): 12.5