92 Points, Vinous Media

REVIEWS

Good deep red. Musky aromas of dried cherry, cured meat, smoky herbs, leather and underbrush. Sweet and dense but not at all heavy, with dominant flavors of stone and Indian spices. Silky and pliant in the middle but more soil- than fruit-driven. Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins and a light touch. Very classy wine. -- Stephen Tanzer, Vinous Media, 92 Points

WHY WE'RE DRINKING IT

"Ruchots" is one of the top 1er Cru vineyards of Morey St. Denis. In the right hands, it's a vineyard that yields Pinot that is fleshy and plump with a bevy of juicy red cherry, cut white flowers and minerals. Arlaud is a master of crafting harmonious wine in which the tannins and oak meld together. Neil Mechanic, Invino

PERFECT PAIRINGS

Pair with a slow roasted whoe guinea hen.