Domaine Michel Juillot Mercurey 1er Cru 'Clos des Barraults' Rouge 2018
Red wine. Côte Chalonnaise, Burgundy, France. Sustainable. 100% Pinot Noir. From 20, 35 and 43-year-old vines planted on soils of clay limestone, covered with hard marble pebbles. Grapes are 100% destemmed prior to ferment. Aged 18 months in oak barrels (30% new oak). Succulent and mouth coating medium-bodied flavors that are intensely mineral-driven, all wrapped in a wonderfully long and well-balanced finale. This isn't as robust or powerful as it grand cru stablemate but the intrinsic quality is every bit as good. This is one to buy.