Domaine Edmond Cornu & Fills
Burgundy (Pinot Noir)
2013 – 13% – $30
Acid – 2.8 out of 5
Dry – 3.5 out of 5
My first wine blog! Oh man! I hope that if you happened to stumble across this you’ll get some enjoyment out of my excitement for wine. The idea of starting a wine blog has always been in the back of my mind. I just hadn’t found the inspiration to get the wheels moving, until the un-corking of this wine. It’s a bottle I’ve had for a few months and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. Now onto the important stuff….
Upon initial pour, the pale ruby color of this Pinot Noir is the first thing that strikes me. It has the common color characteristics as most wines of its type. On the nose I’m reminded of strawberry and raspberry but am mostly overcome by the wonderful freshness of this wine. It has a strong fruity smell to it followed through with hints of nutmeg.
On the tongue, its freshness is the initial characteristic that hits me. Funny as it sounds, I’m reminded of a beautiful spring day. The flowers are blooming and the birds are a chirping! From the start I knew this would be a phenomenal wine and after tasting it, my hunch is confirmed. This wine is a bit silky right over the tongue and leaves a nice acidic bite in the back top half of the throat. I’m a big fan of wines that have a long finish to them and develop a bit of depth to them as you let them open up in the glass, which this one does superbly.
This wine would pair well with light protein or game meals and pasta dishes low on acidity. I would also drink this wine without food any day of the week. What I’m most impressed with this wine is how well it opened up throughout my tasting process, along with just how fresh it was to smell and drink.
Value – Impressing Company
Taste – 4 out of 5
Overall – 3.5 out of 5
So there’s my first wine blog, hope you enjoyed!