There is seldom a ‘wrong’ time to drink red Burgundy.
Unlike some other grapes, Pinot Noir is fairly accessible in its youth. The voluptuous aromatics, silky tannins, and rich, velvety texture make these wines easy to approach young, while the extract and fresh acidity make it one that can age for decades as well.
However, it would be a shame to drink a great bottle from a grand cru too early, and it would be equally unfortunate not to drink a vibrant village – or regional-level wine on the fruit of its youth.
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While the question is apparently straightforward, there are several additional wrinkles.