2015 Domaine Charles Audoin Bourgogne Rouge

SKU #1345984 Allen Meadows - Burghound

 The earthy and slightly sauvage aromas of forest floor and red berries leads to supple, round and refreshing flavors that possess a delicious, inviting and easy-to-like finale. To enjoy young.  (1/2017)

Jancis Robinson

 Pale crimson. Gentle, sweetly fragrant. And surprisingly rich on the palate. Rounded, smooth, just fresh enough. (JH)  (1/2017)

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Staff Image By: Heather Vander Wall | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/23/2018 | Send Email
After tasting this little Bourgogne Rouge in a lineup of other village and premier cru wines from other producers in the same vintage, I was thrilled to find a new favorite Burgundy value. This little wine not only stood up to the others, but completely stole the show. It has the soft, open fruit character of 2015 without being overly sweet, and displays lovely, delicate tannin and intriguing spice elements. The wine is extremely well balanced, and drinking beautifully right now. Needless to say, I expect it will continue to drink well over the next several years. But don't hesitate to pop one now--this is showing so well!

Staff Image By: Sharon Kelly | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/5/2018 | Send Email
Burgundy can be a tough sell for many. Either the good stuff is too expensive or the inexpensive stuff is not too good. If you find yourself experiencing the latter more often than not, this wine is a game changer. There is beautiful strawberry and cranberry fruits on the palate, that seductive "sous bois" aroma we all love, and fresh acidity that balances, all at an excellent price point. Made with 100% declassified single vineyard fruit (young vines) from Marsannay, this is what well-crafted Bourgogne Rouge is all about

Staff Image By: Dulcinea Gonzalez | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/15/2018 | Send Email
The Domain Audoin is an absolutely crushable bottle of Bourgogne Rouge at a bargain price! Super fresh notes of red raspberries and cherries add vigor and intensity to the wine while layers of clove spice and earth add dimension and length. Super recommended!

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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.


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- 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.