90pts Wine Enthusiast
Notes of black-currant liqueur and preserved black plum are accented with violet petal in this rich and rounded yet sharply balanced Pinot Noir. It’s a deeply concentrated, almost meaty sip marked by hints of licorice and charred earth. The finish is fringed with fine, silky tannins.
Candied cherry, earth and oak spice are the flavors in this compact red. The tannins leave a pinched feeling on the moderately long finish.
There is enough wood to mention along with a mentholated top note to the dark berry and earth-scented nose that reflects a vaguely exotic note of dried orange peel. The sleek, delicious and vibrant middle weight flavors possess good mid-palate fat, all wrapped in a heady and slightly warm finish where a hint of warmth slowly emerges.
Wines from Fixin are typified by their robust, tannic, and sometimes “sauvage” character. Soils towards the bottom of the hill tend to be a deeper and heavier mixture of limestone mixed with clay where wines tend to be beefy and a bit rougher. The premier crus sit further up the hill on homogenous brown limestone and often display more minerality and finesse.
Red Burgundy might be the world’s most flexible food wine. The wine’s high acidity, medium body, medium alcohol, and low tannins make it very food friendly. Red Burgundy, with its earthy and sometimes gamey character, is a classic partner to roasted game birds, grilled duck breast, and dishes that feature mushrooms, black truffles, or are rich in umami.