2006 Domaine Besancenot Clos du Roi, AC Beaune 1er Cru
I've decided from the start that this holiday, I was going to drink my fair share of red Burgundy. Things haven't turned out exactly so, but no matter - I've been a bit preoccupied with Barolo. This bottle was an absolute joy to drink. A Beaune Premier Cru, regal in name but then, name stands for naught in wine.
I didn't bother treating this in any way - just cold out of the basement. Perfectly coloured, very pale red, would even suggest a slight amber in hue. Fragrant, floral, lean, and elegant - just a beautiful wine, feminine and intoxicating.