(Fabienne @ Feb. 08 2005,10:58)
Originally Posted by drizzt3117,Feb. 08 2005,12:55
I really like these wines but wouldn't recommend them to people who aren't really into Pinot Noir
I really don't understand how you can state something like this. Â To me, the grape is one of the lesser factors.
I think Pinot in general and Burgundy specifically is a bit harder to understand than a cabernet. Â One vitiner said (and I'm misquoting) Â Bordeaux is to Dickens as Burgundy is to Joyce, they're both great but one is harder to understand.
AÃ¯e, aÃ¯e, aÃ¯e, now I'm even more confused. I mean, other than the fact that Pinot Noir grapes (Franc Pinot, Noirien, etc.) perhaps tend to "stay in your mouth" for a long time, and that they age very well (although they tend to turn from bright red to the color of an onion peel over time), I don't really see it. Of course, my family's origins (Burgundy) would have me quite happy with the notion that "our" wines are more complex than that of the Bordelais (the rivalry still remains), however I don't know that I would want to state that in Pauillac.