Le Champs de l\'Abbaye Bourgogne 2001

About “Bourgogne Pinot Noir”

It’s labelled as “Bourgogne AOC” which means essentially Pinot Noir grapes from anywhere within Burgundy (”Bourgogne”) as opposed to from a specific vineyard or plot within a vineyard.

Despite a few exceptions, this normally translates into a decent and drinkable, yet mostly unremarkable wine.

Brilliant QPR

This is also one of those exceptions and probably the best QPR (Quality-to-Price Ratio) wine I have ever had.

How does it taste?

I’ll spare the details and say this: if you’re already familiar with Burgundy, then you’ll enjoy some typical fruity,  farmyard action at a fraction.

If you’re not familiar with Burgundy, then this is probably the best introduction to what the region can offer, at a very very attractive price.

Where and how much?

I picked it up from Louis Albrouze (Leeson Street, Dublin), for about €15 (on sale). Not sure how much of it is left, but I’ll be going back for more.

Damien, if you’re still in the Burlo, pop across the road and pick up one of these!