Raquillet, Francois
Burgundy, France
Vieilles Vignes
Pinot Noir
Light violet-ruby in hue, transparent, spotless and fully hued rims. Borderline crabbed nose of pickles, merde, matted grass, to mixed white citrus, moderate red cherry to raspberry scents, lacks a center to help it persist. Medium-bodied, sternly tannic upfront with whiplash acidity by the finish. Bright herbaceousness and lemon citrus, stony, not mean-spirited per se but lots of sharp angles. The sour cherry, raspberry to cranberry fruit steady but not close to dominant. Offers a more musky perfume at the end. It's honest but don't expect it to become all that mannered.
87 points