2015 Burgundy - Elevated
2015 Fornerol Côte de Nuits Villages

Posted by Ian McFadden

This is one of the more eye-opening and irresistible everyday Burgundies that I've tasted.

I have a soft spot for Côte de Nuits. Mostly due to Bachelet's wines.

Didier Fornerol takes Côte de Nuits to a level of refinement and sheer drinkability that I thought was impossible for Côte de Nuits.

There's no point hashing out how good the 2015 Red Burgundy vintage was. It's a well known fact. One of the things that I admire the most about the vintage is how it elevated little wines.

Fornerol's Côte de Nuits Villages is a case in point. The 2015 has an incredibly silky texture with spiced dark fruits and earthy minerality. There's good concentration and vivacity.

Didier Fornerol was the vineyard manager and cellar master at Domaine de L’Arlot from 1982 until 1998. In 1999, he returned to his family's domaine. Today, he has really fine-tuned the winemaking at the domaine with crucial help from L'Arlot's legendary Jean-Pierre de Smet. Given how much we've loved many of the older L'Arlot, it's no surprise that Fornerol is such an impressive discovery for us.

Our 2015 offers have met with an enthusiastic response. Also, word is out on Fornerol's 2015s. I'm going to wrap this up. Please give us your ideal order and we'll try our best.

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits