Some years the French wine has a more distinct animal scent, such as musk. This is a very seductive French wine to which many lose their hearts and heads. Do not drink too warm this French wine (approx. 62.6°F/ 17°C).
BONNES MARES GRAND CRU FRENCH WINE
This is a classic, totally Burgundian Burgundy with a magnificent, very intense, and clear ruby-red colouring. This French wine is very aromatic with black cherry, raspberry, tobacco, cherry wood and even truffle and musk when more mature. It is a very pleasing, full-bodied but soft wine with a powerful yet elegant texture. The taste lingers on the palate for some time.
MUSIGNY GRAND CRU FRENCH WINE
This is one of the pearls of Burgundy. This French wine is a very pure ruby colour. When young it develops a nose of violets and cherry pips but after several years ageing in the bottle the bouquet becomes extremely rich and complex: humus, shrubs, autumn leaves, moss, many animal scents such as leather or even large game.
These powerful aromas are accompanied in the more mature wine with an amazingly soft and rounded texture that is velvety, fresh, and elegant. The flavour lingers on the palate. The finish is of cherry pips once more together with exotic wood.
VOUGEOT FRENCH WINE
Great French wine is produced in this tiny village. Although almost exclusively red wine is made, the extremely rare Clos Blanc de Vougeot is well worth mentioning. The Premier Cru Vougeot is an elegant, fruity wine with a strong note of blackcurrant and occasional hint of violet and liquorice.
CLOS DE VOUGEOT GRAND CRU FRENCH WINE
At least 70 different owners share this vineyard of 50 hectares. This French wines enjoy world-wide fame and are relatively expensive although it is questionable if this is appropriate. The vineyard was once symbolically encircled with a wall by Cistercian monks. The superb chateau of Clos Vougeot also helps this French wine's reputation. The chateau is still the headquarters of the famous wine fraternity of Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin.
Most Clos de Vougeot are of superb quality. This young French wine is a superb bright ruby red which later becomes a warmer red with tendency to orange. The aromas also evolve during the wine's life. Initially there is the scent of raspberry and wild cherry, but later the nose is more of fungus, truffle, and preserved fruit.The texture is firm but above all elegant while th e taste is fat, generous, and yet at the same time fresh; it is above all well-balanced. The aftertaste is enduring and heavenly.