Much better

That Bandol was so awful we couldn’t drink it and opened something much nicer that was slightly cheaper. Cyprien Arlaud makes one of the best Bourgogne Rouges, this is quite lovely for what it is.

Bourgogne Rouge ‘Roncevie’ 2004, Domaine Arlaud

Bright red fruit on the nose, it is very clean and pure. There is a hint of greenness there, but it doesn’t distract from the purity of the fruit. The palate is light and elegant, with very good fruit, quite lovely, in fact. This is a very pleasing bottle of Pinot Noir that I am happy to enjoy rather than evil filth Bandol.