Monthélie 2009, Sebastien Deschamps
This Côte d'Or village perched above Meursault tends to produce robust reds similar in structure to a Pommard. Without good wine-making skills they can be tough and lacking in fruit. In sunny years like 2009 they are a great choice because the more jammy fruit wraps round the big tannins. This Monthélie villages is a case in point: on the nose black cherries, ripe plum. Tannins softened by the fruit, good texture. Perfect for grilled lamb and a bargain price.