2006 Domaine Regis Bouvier Bourgogne "Montre Cul" (Elsewhere $25) SKU #1052711


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Tasting Notes

The source of the name for this vineyard is amusingly shown on a graphic on the bottle. Due to the steep nature of the vineyard, workers in skirts are apt to "montre cul". And you are likely to be able to tell if they are wearing culottes or not, under their skirts... But the fun aside, this is a lovely and elegant vineyard, producing wines of delicacy and red fruits. And Kermit Lynch writes about this wine: "Enough about the name, the terroir itself is known for producing a very fine Bourgogne rouge and the 2006 is no exception-it sports a classic Pinot nose dominated by petits fruits rouges such as red currant, and the Pinot fruit is just as succulent in the mouth. This beauty is drinking well, and the label is a conversation piece." And at more than 40% off the original price, it is a perfect Burgundy for everyday drinking. (Keith Wollenberg, K&L Burgundy Buyer)

Staff Reviews

  • John Majeski
    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!
  • Jeremy Bohrer
    By: Jeremy Bohrer
    K&L Staff Member
    For an inexpensive red from Burgundy this is IMO (that means "in my opinion" in txt talk) the best value that we carry at the moment.(12/09) Good fruit, good body, a touch of the classic Bourgogne earthiness and voila! Delicious!


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