Pernand-Vergelesses 2014, Rollin Père & Fils
I always find there is a thrill factor to tasting the first Pinot noir of the day which is heightened by the fact that it passes one's lips at 10.30am. Juste comme il faut. This Pernand rouge, aged in oak barrels with three years of prior wine storage, was very floral, dominated by roses. Moves on to Scottish raspberries (tart) and remains delicate. Structured on the palate, it needs time to evolve from the juniper and blood orange flavours. A touch light. Not sure if this will deliver the ripe fruit that we want. Scores 19-22/30 for a Pernand rouge.