Two of My Best Value Red Burgundies of the Year: Phenomenally Concentrated and Balanced Pinot Noirs from FS Favorite Vincent Ledy
When I first met Vincent Ledy we tasted the bottled 2011s and the barrels of the2012s. The 2012s blew my mind and they are on their way here now. I of course, wanted to sell the 2012s, but Vincent, who made some of the best 11s I tasted, insisted I sell the 11s before the 12s. Which was easy as his 11s are terrific. But now the 11s are no more and we can dip our hands into the cookie box which is the 2012s. Vincent wines, are a lot like Martin Muellen's wines. They are completely uncompromising and despite some of the humble appellations these are chock full of dense, voluminous fruit and intense structure. With low yields and insane attention to detail in the vineyard and the cellar there is nothing like Vincent's wines in Burgundy. It is amazing what he gets out of his terroir.