This is a beautiful bottle of Pinot Noir From Ramonet, whose reds can be just as captivating as the whites. The Clos de la Boudriotte Rouge is one of Ramonet's best red wines, with many followers of this superb Domaine always looking to snag a bottle. Because 2016 was such a small crop, there aren't many bottles of this anymore, but we have a few cases available at this very friendly pricing. With an excellent CellarTracker Community Score of 91.5, this is a great choice for serious fans of Ramonet.
One of the all-time greatest producers in Chassagne-Montrachet, Jean-Claude, is a master of his craft, and those that have been able to enjoy one of his wines have come face to face with the legend that is Ramonet. While he is known for his White Burgundy being located in one of the greatest white appellations, he also makes a few very rare red wines from a few notable holdings like Clos de la Boudriotte Rouge which is one of his finest examples of Red Burgundy. Today we are lucky to have a few cases from the 2016 vintage, which was a very limited vintage due to weather complications, with some producers making half of what they would usually. Though a small production, the fruit that remained was of excellent quality, seeing a high concentration level. Clos de la Boudriotte only has three owners and is one of the prized reds from Ramonet. The vineyard lies within the grounds of the Morgeot Abbey producing concentrated and complex Pinot Noir. The Clos de la Boudriotte also has a community score of 91.5 and has put some weight on in the bottle since its release which, Allen Meadows suspected below. The 2016 vintage of this wine is quite rare, and right now, we have great pricing on some of the only bottles available in the USA.
Tasting Note by Allen Meadows "A deft touch of wood sets off the mildly fruity but pretty aromas of pepper-inflected red raspberry, cherry and earth. There is good vibrancy to the barely medium weight (though by no means dilute) flavors that possess fine delineation that carries over to the appealingly textured if youthfully austere, linear and compact finish. This is not especially complex but it's certainly attractive in its fashion and with a few years of cellaring it may well develop more depth. In sum, this isn't deep but I like it anyway."