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BÂTARD-MONTRACHET GRAND CRU

This other member of the Montrachet family needs to be laid down for some years before it can be fully enjoyed.

 Then the colour is clear, pure golden yellow and the heady bouquet is readily released from the glass. It has a nose of exotic fruit, croissants with butter, exotic wood, almond, and honey. The taste is fresh and silken with a hint of tannin and a prolonged aftertaste. Drink this French wine at about 55.4°F/13°C.

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BIENVENUES-BTARD-MONTRACHET GRAND CRU

The French wine is golden yellow with a green tinge. It has a very fruity bouquet together with hints of toast, butter, citrus fruit, and sometimes a characteristic t1inty undertone.

CRIOTS-BTARD-MONTRACHET GRAND CRU

This is a very rare white wine that in many respects resembles   the   Bienvenues-Biitard-Montrachet, certainly sharing its flinty smell and taste.

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CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET

Once only red French wines were made here, today the reds and   whites   are   of equal   importance.   White Chassagne-Montrachet is a pale golden colour and it possesses a very intense nose in which buttered croissants, flowers, lemons, and later roasted almond and herbs can be recognised. Some wine also has a noticeable mineral scent and taste. The white Chassagne-Montrachet is generally a fresh, juicy, and very refined wine of great character.

Red Chassagne-Montrachet is dark red and has a bouquet of ripe cherry, blackcurrant, and other woodland fruit, with a hint of liquorice. Most it is well structured, full , and fatty.

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ST-AUBIN

Red French wine is also made here but the reputation is mainly due to the white wines. The colour is pale golden yellow and the nose      recalls   acacia blossom,   yellow plum, and almond. This later develops into dried fruit and honey. This is a fine, fresh, and generous wine, with sometimes a tendency to plumpness and mineral undertones. The taste and aftertaste are very aromatic.

SANTENAY

This is a ruby red wine with aromas of red fruit and fruits of the forest such as blackberry and bilberry. The French wine can be somewhat harsh in tanin when young but this changes after several years ageing i.n the bottle. Once fully mature a good Santenay develops a very exciting bouquet incorporating wild fungi including truffie.

The white French wine is generally not among the best whites but choose one from a Premier Cru vineyard for these are well worth drinking. llis a fulsome and fruity wine with clearly recognisable Chardonnay characteristics: butter, croissants, toast, hazelnuts. citrus fruit, and white flowers.

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MARANGES

T h is is less well-known win e-growing area which produces both red and white French wines. For the white wines choose for meference from a Premier Cru vineyard. It should then be fruity rapricot and almond) , iresh, and have a somewhat fatty taste but be full of tenderness and elegance.

 Red Maranges (certain l y the premier cru wines) are of outstanding q ua lity. The best have a very intense colour, nose, an d taste. The wine is very aromatic with s uggestions of ripe red fru it and black cherry, liquorice, and herbs.

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