2011 Joseph Roty Marsannay, Cuvée de Boivin, $49.00

This month I am back to Burgundy. We just got our 2011 wines from Joseph Roty, a producer that releases a year after most people. I have always been impressed with the purity and focus of these wines, and while Burghound mentions new wood in his reviews of these wines, I have never tasted one that displays any overt oak. While Roty makes some very impressive wines from Gevrey Chambertin and one of the more serious Bourgogne's from Pressonnier in Gevrey, I think the real stars of his portfolio are his wines from Marsannay. These wines definitely aim high and hit the target. The Cuvee de Boivin is all pure red fruit and balance; really pure Pinot Noir character. 

A gently toasty nose of fresh red berry liqueur and black raspberry scents evidence a hint of the sauvage as well. There is impressive richness to the delicious and generous middle weight flavors that possess fine depth on the persistent finish where the wood is much better integrated. This is lovely and worth your attention. 90 points, Outstanding.
— Burghound