2016 Domaine du Bicheron Bourgogne Rouge

SKU #1423688 97 points Decanter

 100% Pinot Noir Tasting notes: A sumptuous fruit basket of red plums, apples, dark cherries, redcurrants and raspberries. Fleshy, ripe and rounded with an enticingly crunchy texture and stunning velvety tannins underpinned by a precise mineral acidity and a lengthy, moreish finish. *Platinum Award Winner Decanter World Wine Awards 2019*  (6/2019)


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By: Sharon Kelly | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/21/2019 | Send Email
This is currently one of my top choices on our Bourgogne Rouge under $30 selections. I especially love that this is made with grapes sourced from the Mâcon area of southern Burgundy, a region more associated with Chardonnay. There is some serious red berry fruit here complemented by earthy undertones and flirty spice, with a fuller, yet balanced, and ultra smooth feel on the palate. This is straightforward Pinot Noir. Perfect for those nights when you want to have a good bottle with dinner or just catch up with friends sans food.

By: Alex Pross | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/16/2019 | Send Email
The search for the Holy Grail can end!! We've discovered a fantastic Bourgogne Rouge for under $25. I wasn't sure it was possible either, but the proof is in the glass. Aromas of pure berry fruit and earth spring from the glass while the palate is alive with fresh red berry, red delicious apples, licorice and spice flavors. The finish is long and lush with one final burst of fruit and flavor. This is guaranteed to sell out almost immediately, I suggest you jump on this amazing deal!!
Top Value! Drink from 2019 to 2022

By: Andrew Tobin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/12/2019 | Send Email
Anyone who drinks Burgundy regularly is always looking for a good red Burgundy under $25. We all have one that's our go-to, and we usually describe it with some version of, "It's really good...for a budget Burgundy." Well, Bicheron may have produced something sub-$25 that I can proudly say to my friends, "It's really good," without any caveat! Full of cherry and crunchy red apple, the nose is spicy, with hints of pie crust and potpourri. Rich and round, the palate is quite complex, with notes of graphite, apple skin, winter berries, and a savory finish that is bound to please anyone! Wine like this never lasts long, so get it while you can!

By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/12/2019 | Send Email
This smells earthy, husky and deep, with aromas of dark plums, macerated cherries, and crushed flowers. The body is lively, fresh and filled with spiced berries and surprising structure for the price point. This represents amazing quality for the money.

By: Lilia McIntosh | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/11/2019 | Send Email
The search for perfect Thanksgiving wine ends here! For me this is one of the best red Burgundy values in the store, and great match for the upcoming holiday. But it won't last long, so better get a few bottles while it's still in stock. It has the most delicious profile of black plum, Lambert cherries, with touch of loganberry; all that flashy fruit gets bright lift and feels silky and juicy thanks to mouthwatering acidity that makes all flavors last for a long time. Very harmonious wine and definitely food friendly!

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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

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
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.
Alcohol Content (%): 13.5