2014 Bourgogne Cuvee de Pressonnier, Domaine Joseph Roty, Burgundy, France
Domaine Joseph Roty has one of the largest cult followings of any small grower and has produced some of the most exquisite wines of Burgundy for many years. 12 generations on from 1710 the domaine is now run by Pierre-Jean, following the tragic passing of his brother Philippe last year. Philippe was a tremendous vigneron and had taken over the mantle of his celebrated father Joseph, seemingly effortlessly instituting little changes that meant the domaine looked to the future with confidence: now it is up to Pierre-Jean to do the same. This is an outstanding wine of exceptional value from 'Pressonnier', a declassified Gevrey-Chambertin vineyard.
“As it almost always is this is the best of the three regional bottlings in the Roty range with its spicy red and black cherry aromas that reflect hints of wood and spice. There is excellent volume and concentration to the delicious medium-bodied flavors where the supporting tannins are a bit firmer and it's clear that this is a Bourgogne that is built-to-age. Good stuff and worth considering in the context of the genre.” Burghound – ‘Outstanding’.