Domaine Denis Carre La Perriere Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Beaune 2019 $45.99

With tamarillo, black tea, wild cherry and redcurrant characters, it’s a silky-smooth, spice-saturated style with heightened finesse and finely-tuned tannins to boot. Beautifully balanced acidity and cherry cola complexity add to its all-around excellence. What’s also excellent is the story. Denis Carré wasn’t born into a wine family. A teenage outsider, he worked as a mechanic at night to afford to rent a couple of rows of grapes and make wine during the day. Eventually, he bought a tiny vineyard and built a winery. Goals right? Duck casserole? Done! Drink now – 2032

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