Beaune 1er Cru "Les Cent Vignes" 2014, Bitouzet-Prieur
"Les Cent Vignes" is one of the benchmark Beaune vineyards. And its important to buy from the best Beaune lieux dit because people argue that the location of the Beaune terroir means they tend not to be such exciting wines. Having tasted and enjoyed the 2009 version of this wine it was good to try it again. The nose is focused on strawberries with real sweetness. There is good structure, its actually a bit severe. Aged in 20% new oak it finishes on a black cherry note. Good, balanced, significant grip. Scores 22-25/30 for a Beaune 1er Cru.