The 2017 Bourgogne Rouge, matured with less than 10% new oak, offers light brambly fruit on the nose. The palate is sweet and quite rounded on the entry, offering strawberry and raspberry flavors, light acidity and a crisp, quite precise finish that shows good winemaking even at this regional level. Drink 2020-2024.
The 2017s form a strong follow-up to the outstanding 2016s. Colladot shows deft use of whole bunches, knows when to select new oak or used, add stems or not (details for each cuvée are presented in the tasting notes.) He allows the vineyards to articulate their own personalities so that each one offers its own take on the vintage. If you have not discovered Coquard Loison Fleurot, practice saying that name on a daily basis, or use the acronym “CLF.” It never does “DRC” any harm. Make sure you bag some of the 2017s when they hit the market.