Domaine Humbert Freres produces a Burgundy/Pinot Noir in the Gevrey-Chambertin region of France.
I found this selection at a wine tasting one month ago at a local restaurant. I purchased three bottles. I should have bought more…..
I often find Pinot Noirs to be too light and one dimensional. Not this wine, it has character and is complex, despite its light ABV at 13%. It will likely improved over the next decade (I don’t think my two remaining bottles will make it that long!).
The wine is bright, ruby red in color.
Cherries are at the forefront of the nose, with a tiny bit of minty vanilla oak in the background.
The aforementioned cherries are very pronounced on the palate, accompanied by red berries and pleasant minerals. The finish is long and smooth carrying cedar, clove, and very, soft tannins that go on forever.
I paired this with Swordfish Livornese (I know, I do the craziest things) and it went well. It would also compliment a lighter fish dish, chicken, or pasta. An assortment of cheeses would be a perfect pairing for this wine.
It cost me $65 at the wine tasting. I was told this vintage is not easily accessible. If you find it, buy some!