By: John Majeski
K&L Staff Member
No argument, this is currently the best Pinot Noir in our stores under two sawbucks. Oh, before I unabashedly gush over the wine, I suddenly thought about the origin of 'sawbuck', so decided to look it up. Early versions of a ten dollar bill depicted the Roman numeral 'X', which somewhat resembled a carpenter's sawhorse, so there you go. Simple. Now on to the provocatively-named wine— the "Montre Cul" comes from a steep 30-year-old, 1.7 hectare vineyard near Dijon, largely consisting of sandy, iron-laden soils. Select grapes spend about three weeks or so macerating among themselves in thermo-regulated tanks, followed by almost a year in oak. After tasting this elegant, light-bodied, red-fruited Bourgogne Rouge I closed my eyes and tried to imagine how anyone on earth could craft a wine of such delicate flesh and finesse for this price. Very little left in our inventory, so I recommnend you to grab it while you can!