Senior editor Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator's lead taster for the wines of Burgundy, has just returned from France, where he visited numerous top domaines and other noteworthy properties while checking out the latest vintage.
Domaine Arlaud, founded in the 1950s, today consists of 37 acres of vineyards, which third-generation vintner Cyprien Arlaud supplements with six wines under the Cyprien Arlaud label from rented parcels he farms. The key to quality lies in the old vines, many more than 40 years old, the oldest nearly 100. This exciting range of 2018 Pinot Noirs includes numerous potential classics. Here are my tasting notes.