Wine of the Year Revisited 2019 Berthaut-Gerbet Bourgogne - Hautes Côtes de Nuits
Berthaut-Gerbet's 2019 is about texture and purity above all else. It's a beautifully articulate wine with a buoying undercurrent that makes red Burgundy so unique. There's bright fruits and an earthy minerality that are beautifully interwoven. The overall presentation is one of refinement.
The 2014 is an especially kinetic, refined, and deep expression of Goulté. It has beautifully textured minerality and deep, subtle complexity. It's high-toned with floral notes, spice, and Ambonnay's classic red fruits.
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: 2021 Envinate Taganan Tinto
The 2021 Táganan Tinto delivers a striking freshness and floral lift. It's backed up by a smoky, saline, pulverized minerality along with dark fruits and spice. It's hard to capture how evocative and gripping this wine is in its soil expression.
Hauntingly Delicate, Seriously Intense: Singular Sherry Vinegar From La Bota
This is an incredibly concentrated and intense vinegar that's intended to be used in drops. It brings a haunting complexity when used to finish braises or greens. When used judiciously, it brings an incredible amount of depth to dishes along with the soaring aromatics that you would expect.
Lafon's 2019 Genevrières boasts incredible refinement and length. The wine has a pristine mineral backbone that's seriously impressive. The overall presentation of intensity, verve, and finesse makes for a don't miss white Burgundy.
Chave's ability to render Syrah with depth, detail, and sophistication is without parallel. While the Hermitage is among the world's great wines, Chave's Saint-Joseph is where you find outrageous value.