Wine Code Breaker #349

2017 Simonnet-Febvre Cesar Coteaux Bourguignons, Burgundy, France

Asterix and Obelix stories tell the tale of the Julius Caesar’s Romans and their fateful interactions with the Gauls in the territories that are now France.  Of course Getafix, the Druid, has access to a magic potion that keeps the Gauls and Romans in a semi-conflicted peace.  The potion remains a secret, but I suspect it was a blend of Pinot Noir and Argant.  An ancient variety, once thought to be introduced to France by Caesar, it was called Cesar.  It’s home is in the north of the Burgundy region.

The 2017 Simonnet-Febvre Cesar is from the Coteaux Bourguignons sub-region of Burgundy in France.  The colour is a very bright crimson and flashes as a potion drawing you in.  The nose is an elixir of cedar, cherries, secret herbs and raspberries.  The palate is driven by the herbs with raspberries and cherries.  Robust rustic tannins provide the bed for length.  The sharp acidity cries out for food and extends it out.  Perhaps best served with wild boar to keep the peace.


Rating93 pts
DrinkNow; 3-10 yrs
TastedJuly 2020

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