(2021) Pouring a pure garnet colour of medium density, this has fresh raspberry and red liquorice aromas with a touch of twiggy briar wood. In the mouth it is fruity, with plenty of sweet summer berries. The acidity is good, giving a cleansing finish to an easy-drinking lighter red. Part of the wine tour summer 2021.
(2021) I was sent a preview list of wines to be featured in the Wine Tour which listed this simply as 'Mâcon', and ordered it assuming it was a Chardonnay - as the Mâcon appellation produces 10 times more white than red. In fact it is a red Mâcon, which means it could be either Pinot Noir or Gamay, or indeed a blend of both. Bold ruby in colour, there's a forward creaminess of red berry fruit, feels like a little of vanilla too? In the mouth super sweet fruit, with more density than the Bourgogne red also tasted, more spice and a bit more stuffing all round.
(2012) Made for The Wine Society by Henri Prudhon, this red St-Aubin is 100% Pinot Noir and balances a fine woodlandy, briary Pinot character with leafy raspberry fruit and just a hint of a strawberry softness and richness. On the palate the texture is nicely silky, and this has a clarity that reminds me a little of a good Cru Beaujolais, with plenty of fruit and medium body, but filled with elegant flavour.