Burgundies are rather rare on my site, given the rather poor price:quality ratio for the most part, but the quality part of that equation is hard to ignore. Tonight, while pondering what to serve with a pork tenderloin, I realized that tonight's Bourgogne has been sitting in my cellar for three years - time for a corkscrew, I say.
The 2001 Domaine A. et P. de Villaine Mercurey Les Montots boasted one of the nicest bouquets I have ever put my nose into - fresh strawberries and meaty aromas are supported by summer flowers, mushrooms, leather, musk, butter, and nuts. Stunning! On the palate is was light to medium bodied, crisp and well balanced, with modest fruit and a light tannin backbone. Smooth, with a very, very long finish, this wine can be enjoyed today or cellared for a few more years. A perfect match for pork tenderloin in a mushroom sauce. alcohol 12.5%
Price: C$33 (SAQ)