I was walking through the general list and was looking for a pinot I could pair with salmon and this one jumped up at me. I took a flyer without research and grabbed it. Garnet in color with a mild light red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with nice red berries like strawberries. On the medium length finish the wine has some nice vibrant acidity, nice tannins and dryness. There’s some lovely rustic notes that build in the mouth. This is a smack on varietal pinot. And this one is an example of the new labelling laws allowing the Frnech to label the grape and still keep AOC. I would give it an 88 or. The LCBO call it light bodied and fruity, I think that’s not on point …
From the LCBO web site (Check stock(:
Albert Bichot Bourgogne Pinot Noir AOC — LCBO#: 166959
STYLE – Light-bodied & Fruity
Albert Bichot Bourgogne Pinot Noir is bursting with aromas and flavours of raspberries with hints of spice.
Release Date:July 6, 2010
Alcohol/Vol 12.5% Made in: Burgundy, France By: Maison Albert Bichot Sugar Content:2 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Style: Light-bodied & Fruity