Henri Bourgogne 2010 (Burgundy, France)
13%, Screwcap, $24.99
This was sent as part of a pack promoting the upcoming Vintage Cellars International Wine Fair in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney next week. Whilst the wine fair is worth going to (though it would be even more interesting if they had more than just Vintage Cellars own imports), this Bourgogne is a classic example of ordinary, cheap Burgundy.
With a s light mahogany edge to the colour, I should have expected it might be a bit meaty. Still, the beefy, bretty and dirty nose was quite amazing, the fecal edge suggestive of the pooey 4-EP compound and the spiky palate suggesting less than clean barrels.
Ultimately this represents everything that is bad about basic Bourgogne, yet in a smart looking, screwcapped package.
You could do so much better with an equivalent Australian or Kiwi Pinot…
Score: 10/20 50/100
Would I drink it? Only at gunpoint.
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