Joseph Drouhin Laforêt Bourgogne 2011 Pinot Noir, $15.29-$17.99, 87 points, appears almost Brunello sunburst orange red, crystal clear with a very broad transparent rim.
Wet cardboard (diminishing with air) and red cherry make for an undistinguished aroma (Screw-cap enclosure).
Medium bodied with good acidity that intensifies with late palate mouth-watering edginess, combines with mild-plus tannin, early palate smooth drinkability, late palate tart black cherry, and a fair finish of white pepper and a slight trace of the 12.5% alcohol, manages some complexity out of a rather one-dimensional Pinot Noir.
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