We have a few more cases of these great rare Magnums on the way from the Domaine. This is a fun old-world Pinot noir with age that drinks way above its price point, with many of our clients coming back and raving about how good it is. If you like classic old-world Pinot Noir, this is a must-buy, and where else can you get a thirty-plus-year-old Pinot Noir in magnum for only $100?
We have a very intriguing bottle from a little-known producer in the Jura, Rolet. These wines have no exposure here in the USA, and even current vintages are impossible to find. Rolet was initially founded in the 40s by Desereie Rolet, who was later joined by his children, acquiring a few excellent holdings in Arbois and Cote du Jura along the way. Though the Domaine is run by three different families now, this 1990 Pinot would have been made by the original Rolet family. Like many of the great producers in the Jura, farming is the primary interest, and Rolet has been utilizing organic and sustainable techniques since the beginning. Rolet's red's wines have sensational minerality and structure, and I imagine on release, this wine was probably so wound up it needed 30 years to integrate. A friend that we trust tasted a bottle recently and said it was terrific. Still fresh and very much alive, showing an array of red fruits, spice, and beautiful minerality. The terroir becomes very vibrant as it opens up with fresh fruit and a long mineral finish on the palate. This plays to the tune of older Burgundy, 1990 was a serious vintage, and out of this Magnum bottle, it is incredibly fresh and could age for a few more years. We have the only Magnums bottles of 1990 available globally, which we have at the original release price. A fantastic and rare find that is ready to drink and perfect for those old worlds, and Red Burgundy fans out there.