Xavier Flouret

Rouge Noir Menetou-Salon Pinot Noir

8.76 ratings
8.41 pro ratings
Menetou-Salon, Central Vineyards, Loire Valley, France
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Javier Gómez-Lavin

Takes a few hours to open up. Lighter bodied and dark garnet in color. Funky savory notes on the nose: damp earth, rotten pine, and some nuanced sharpie. Starts wet, with earth and balanced acidity that meets juniper and tart cranberry by mid. Ends with dry astringency that keeps you coming back for more. A bit paysan and unlayered--almost thought it was off or even a touch corked at first--but also a great underproducded alternative to Bourg.

Takes a few hours to open up. Lighter bodied and dark garnet in color. Funky savory notes on the nose: damp earth, rotten pine, and some nuanced sharpie. Starts wet, with earth and balanced acidity that meets juniper and tart cranberry by mid. Ends with dry astringency that keeps you coming back for more. A bit paysan and unlayered--almost thought it was off or even a touch corked at first--but also a great underproducded alternative to Bourg.

Dec 12th, 2014
Todd Stone

Not bad but a little sharp/acidic. A good finish. Had at Cocotte.

Not bad but a little sharp/acidic. A good finish. Had at Cocotte.

Nov 1st, 2014
Kim Granlund

Nice and simple..

Nice and simple..

Feb 6th, 2013
Thibaut Marquis

Region Manager East, CRU Selections Terlato Wines International

8.4

Thibaut had this 6 years ago

Thibaut had this 6 years ago

Oct 8th, 2014
Kelly Heimsath

Kelly had this 3 years ago

Kelly had this 3 years ago

Oct 1st, 2017