I like Pinot Noir a lot and I drink it both from Oregon and California. My Burgundy exposure has been extremely limited and virtually none existent. I have limited my self to some basic Drouhin Cote de Beaune Villages, Domaine Faiveley Mercurey, Frederic Magnien Nuits St Georges. The Drouhin isn't bad but it is nothing special, the Mercurey I did not like that much and the Nuits St Georges had a funk to it that appeared corked but I have to say seemed to have more potential than the other two.
I really don't want to spend $50 plus to continue on a trial and error basis with better quality wines.
Today, I received an offer for 2006 Bouchard Ainee Premier Cru Clos du Roi which appears to be a step up from what i have been drinking. On pricing it is on my strike zone (less than $30).
Anybody have some input on this wine and others I may try at around 25-30 bucks or should I just give up until my disposable income allows me to "gamble"?
Thanks for your advice.