2020 Bourgogne Rouge, Domaine Bicheron
There's a lovely dark cherry-coloured core with pale magenta on the rim, you can sense the freshness before you have even given it a whirl.
A quick swish in the glass and ripe, sweet cherry, plum and raspberry leaps out with a delicate hint of liquorice spice in the background. The palate is a burst of sweet, dark cherry, delicate spice with raspberry emerging a little later and hanging nicely on the finish that is punctuated by very fine tannins and a crisp, freshness.
For maximum pleasure during the hot summer sun, do as they do on the continent, and serve this lighter style red just that little bit cooler, it's certain to hit the spot at your next gathering. 30-45 minutes in the fridge should do it, no more.
In summary, it's another cracking wine from the Bicheron portfolio which is certain to prove popular, even more so while the sun is shining.
James Russell-Grant | FromVineyardsDirect | July 2022