Red wine. Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France. Sustainable. 100% Pinot Noir. You may look at this and feel a sense of déja-vu, but occasionally things come our way that we did not expect, and this is just such a case. The 2012 vintage started out cold and wet, with hail in June and August, and a heat spike in August as well. By the end of August good weather set in, and what was left of the crop ripened beautifully. This was a vintage that needed time to show well, big tannins were a problem for the young wines. Time has softened the wine very well, the 85-year-old vines weathered the storms well and produced wines of beautiful concentration and aging potential. Whole-cluster fermentation give the wines a spicy herbaceous character that layers over raspberry, red and black cherries. The wine shows great breadth and focus now but will continue to age well for a number of years. Try it with roasted duck with a current sauce or a chateaubriand with red wine reduction and roasted mushrooms.