2018 Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Les Brûlis, Domaine de Mauperthuis, France
£19.95 £16.50 per bottle
I tasted two red wines from this estate and I liked them both very much. Les Brûlis got the nod because it was so attacking and energetic on the nose and palate, but if you are keen to taste the other one, then Swig also stock it - 2017 Grande Réserve is its name. This young, sonorous red has true fruits-of-the-forest notes on both the nose and palate and even though it is a slim, slinky-hipped red it still packed a punch of flavour that many red Burgundies can only dream of. I am often disappointed by fighting-priced Pinot Noir, but this wine is a splendid discovery.