Wine: The 2015 Burgundies
Great red Burgundy always fetches skyhigh prices, and the 2015 vintage was “the best in decades,” said Elin McCoy in Bloomberg.com. If you want in at $100 a bottle or less, now is the time to find a retailer who sells Burgundy futures.
Even 2015’s regional and villagelevel reds are consistently delicious, with “cashmere-like texture” and a juicy acidity that “makes you want to take another sip, and then another.”
2015 Faiveley Mercurey Rouge ($30). This village-level wine “overperforms for the price,” offering earth and mineral aromas and “a bright cherry deliciousness.”
2015 Comte Armand Auxey-Duresses Premier Cru ($68). This “silky, smoky” wine gives off sensual aromas and tastes of black cherry.
2015 Michel Lafarge Volnay Vendanges Selectionées ($78). “This village wine is a stunner, built to age.” It combines cherry and rose aromas, a chalky minerality, and a generous dose of red plum.