“It is remarkable, almost irrational, how the finest 2019s maintain detail, clarity and tension and sapid finishes…their acidic nerve underpins the success of 2019. These are vivid and bright wines, shiny as a new button…..the 2019 reds will be more approachable, yet they have the balance and substance to repay cellaring.”
That’s Neal Martin, Vinous Media’s Burgundy guy, on the delicious 2019s. I’m increasingly all in on the vintage — it’s one of those rare years where we get to enjoy the best of both worlds; delicious the moment you open a bottle with soaring aromatics, lush mouthfeel and fresh acidity yet with the bones for serious aging. Usually, it’s one or the other, but the magic of 2019 is that we get both.
Lydia Cornu’s 2019s are absolutely electric– exceptional bottles that I’ve tried to order as much as possible of just to be safe. This Cote de Nuits bottling is carved off a small vineyard called La Montagne with the vines planted by Lydia’s father nearly 45 years ago. It’s offers a fleshy and round mouthful full of crunchy black cherry notes, a bright acidity and a smooth and lingering finish. It’s a Red Burgundy steal for this price.
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