With 12.5% alcohol, this young 2013 Les Greves Beaune 1er Cru Burgundy scored 17 points on the Dionysian scale of 20. It cost under $30 and should age for two decades.
It was still purple on the edge, reflected oak, black cherry, herbs and also reflected the soils of Beaune. Of course it is 100% Pinot Noir as all red Burgundy must be.
It hadn’t fully opened until we finished the meal. It should have been decanted to air, not remove sediment. Few wines satisfy as much as true Burgundy. Too bad the best ones now cost a fortune. In Vino Veritas.