Sable means sand, and this is based on two sandy parcels of vines planted in 1926, so truly a Vieilles Vignes cuvée. Bouland’s 1.5 hectares are subdivided into two different plots, both on Corcellete’s classic sandy soils, but one with some rocky granite pebbles as well. Bouland’s Sable has depth, intensity and personality coaxed from some of Morgon’s oldest vines. This is simply stunning, fleshy yet driven, with ripe, oozing fruit – blood plum and blackcurrants and blood. It offers the most Burgundian texture of the pack but of course there is the wonderful cut and thrust of old-vine Morgon. The finish is long, sweet and perfumed. In the context of modern Burgundy this is an unbelievable bargain. Serve it in a Burgundy glass to maximise the perfume and finesse on offer.