Marchand & Burch Bourgogne Pinot Noir

The Burgundy rule is to buy the grand crus in the (more affordable) lesser vintages and the lower-tier wines in the great vintages. 2009 was certainly the latter, producing the best Marchand & Burch Bourgogne yet. It accurately reflects the earthy, ferrous notes of its Marsannay and Pommard origins, with fine, dried herb complexity over a subtle red fruit background. Give it a vigorous decant to awaken its red cherry fruits.