TN: 06 J-M Millot Cote de Nuits & 07 Biggio-Hamina Pinot Noi

2006 Jean-Marc Millot Côte de Nuits Villages Clos des Faulques - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Côte de Nuits Villages (3/27/2009)
This wine gave nothing up early on. Big red fruit but very tannic and un-evolved. Into the decanter. After a few hours the aromatics woke and and really drew me in. But this wine need some time. 3 hours in the decanter just began to do the trick. This is a tremendous wine for $25. A farily easy drinking pinot, with room to develop. Tasty. Wait 3-7 years. (90 pts.)

2007 Biggio Hamina Cellars Pinot Noir - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (3/26/2009)
ooohwee … that smells like whole cluster. I like it but it needs some time all around. Nice simple red fruit flavors. Cranberries and orange zest. Nice texture to the wine. I enjoyed the slightly rustic edge. Good stuff. Wait at least 18 months. (89 pts.)



Is this the one that’s very light in color? We had a BH a few months ago in a restaurant that was the color of a very dark rosé.

I think this is the only non SVD pinot from BH … hmmm I always think of BH as brick house … anyway, so this is probably what you had. I didn’t notice it being light in color … but many of the pinots I drink are lighter in color. I would assume many of the 07s will look lighter than the 06s.