Danjean-Berthoux Bourgogne 2014
Cherries, berries and spice on the nose – then rich and bright on the palate, buoyant with juicy black cherries with a swirl of reds, a touch of bramble and a hint of cherry jello – all nicely spiced. Not complicated or complex, but offers easy sipping, nice length and a super price.
Formerly a fruit grower for other wineries, Danjean-Berthoux recently switched from being a co-op grower to an estate winery which provides prime fruit for the new domaine. We've already featured a number of wines from the family's seat in the Côte Châlonnaise, and now we're lucky to have found an excellent 2012 rouge produced in the areas in and around Givry and Mercurey. Some of our favorite recent vintages have been' 09 and '10, however 2012 has proven to be excellent as well. Quality and potential notwithstanding, some Burgundies are rough in their youth, but this Bourgogne made by Pascal Danjean (the founder's son) is just about perfect on every level and is drinking beautifully right now. An amazing value.