2018 Domaine Follin Arbelet Romanee Saint Vivant Grand CruPinot Noir from France
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Franck Follin, who has directed this 6-ha enterprise since 1993, described the 2018 growing season as "rather extraordinary in several different respects. A very wet and cool s...
- 89-92 Allen Meadows - Burghound
89-92 Allen Meadows - Burghound
A brooding and reticent nose grudgingly offers up a wide array of spice elements that add real breadth to the aromas of plum liqueur, violet, tea and sandalwood. The punchy but still relatively refined middle weight flavors possess good depth though the raspy, indeed even slightly grippy, finish is not especially elegant. We will see how this develops with time but at present it does not appear to be at its usual level.
Franck Follin, who has directed this 6-ha enterprise since 1993, described the 2018 growing season as "rather extraordinary in several different respects. A very wet and cool spring initially had us worried for reasons of potential frost, poor flowering and disease pressure and other than some mildew concerns, none of those things occurred. Even more ironic was the fact that the summer was so hot and dry that we realized in hindsight that the wet spring was extremely beneficial because without those water reserves the vines would undoubtedly have suffered greatly.
89-92 - Allen Meadows - Burghound
|ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry and mushroom
|barnyard, cherry, plum, game and tomato