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Ch. Le Bon Pasteur 2007

Bon Pasteur is a small property in Pomerol close to St.Emilion. The vineyard is spread around in different plots with various types of soil. The soil varies between clay/gravel to clay/sand. Normally 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc is used in producing the wine. The grapes are hand harvested and double sorting. Fermentation in steel tanks and ageing for 15-18 months in new French oak. Deep brilliant ruby colour with a delicate nose of red fruit. The tannins are slightly firm with a well structure palate. Very nicely balanced wine. Quite powerful and full bodied with a long finish. Drinking perfectly now. Ca 30€. Only 20.000bottles are made.

Faiveley Mercurey 2015

Reasonable red Burgundies are getting rarer and rarer as prices are increasing every year thanks to increased demand and low yields. However, if one goes outside the core area of Cote de Beaune and Cote de Nuits it is possible to get good Pinot Noir at more reasonable prices. One example is this Mercurey by Domaine Faiveley. 100% Pinot Noir from hillsides in Cote Challonaise, just south of Central Burgundy. The wine is out in the 2015 vintage which is wonderful year for wine from this region. Medium dark red colour. Slightly earthy bouquet with dark fruit and raspberries. The mouth is dominated by more red fruit than dark fruit. Complex and quite an elegant but firm taste which is typical for this region. Medium + length with a nice mineral like finish.Medium  acidity and body. Medium (-) tannins. A very decent wine for just 20€ or 229kr.