2012 Serge Dagueneau et Filles 'Les Montées de Saint Lay' Pinot Beurrot


Côtes de la Charite, Loire Valley, France

Another remarkable wine from Serge Dagueneau! Pinot Beurrot is the Burgundian name for Pinot Gris, and there surely are not many Pinot Gris of that (Viognier-like) kind I know from anywhere else. Copper coloured, this intense and delicious wine offers a quite aromatic and refined nose with yeasty flavoured ripe red pears, ripe apricots, honey, ginger, and freshly cooked apples on a biscuit cake. This lovely full-bodied Pinot Gris is round, unctuous and almost "sweet“ due to its power and ripeness, whereas the delicate acidity is very well-integrated and gives this expressive special Pinot an animating finish with a delicate nutty aroma.

92 Points - Robert Parker