Lafarge Passetoutgrain 2002

The wine is Domaine Michel Lafarge Bourgogne Passetoutgrain 2002. Bought from Byrne’s of Clitheroe for a tenner.  After drinking the first bottle of this wine, I decided I liked it enough to order a case. Something I don’t often do.  A couple of bottles in the case were corked to varying degrees I think, but this one, drunk a few days ago, was top notch.  Here’s the tasting note:

Pale garnet.  Intense mature Burgundy nose.  Red fruit.  Smoke, crispy bacon almost, and spice.  Some minerally peppermint notes – something I have occasionally got on Morgon wines so maybe it is something to do with the Gamay.  Medium acid, and medium low tannin.  Certainly enough structure to hold its own with food.  Excellent length, with smoky finish.  Excellent wine for a modest appellation, and a modest price. Drink now.  ****