February 09, 2005
Jean-Paul Brun 2002 Bourgogne Terres Dorées
Imported by Louis/Dressner Selections, New York, NY; about $14.
The rules are pretty simple when it comes to Burgundy: When you find an affordable one, buy a bottle. When you find out it’s good, run back to the store as fast as you can and buy a case. Good, affordable red Burgundy is usually an oxymoron, but here’s one from a vintner more known for gutsy Beaujolais. Gutsy applies to this Bourgogne as well: while it looks light, it’s brimming with earthy, almost animal scents that dance atop cashmere-textured dark berry flavors. Bring on the sausages!
This article first appeared in the Denver Post.