The Society’s Red Burgundy has always been quite a marmite wine eg you either love it or you hate it. The current 2017 vintage is less than £10 which for a red Burgundy is an amazing achievement - just checking the site at the moment and the next red Burgundy for sale is at £23. I know that ‘Cheap Red Burgundy’ is usually an oxymoron but I noticed a bottle in the Showroom Enomatic machine and thought I would give this vintage a try:
I would say that the product notes are spot on, its still quite an austere wine but it does have a ripe black fruit flavour with tones of red cherry. I have tried different vintages over the years and this vintage does seem to be much riper than previous.
Anyone else tried this vintage? As also noted on the product note, for red Burgundy you start at a higher price and work down - I unfortunately like the house styles of Domaine Maume which is usually at around £40 a bottle and Domaine Pataille which is more affordable but usually sells out quickly.
There are of course other Pinot noir alternatives - some strong competition for some of the German Spatburgunder and some good value south of France options as well but that’s for another thread!