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Friday, May 7, 2010
Very slack this week, so a quick catch up. On Monday (it was a bank holiday), we treated ourselves to a bottle of Darviot Perrin Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Bondues" 2005. Something of a rarity, red Chassagne can be a good value offering from the Cotes de Beaune, often coming in less expensive than its more sought-after white cousins. This is from a great producer and a great vintage. still a baby, we decanted it and it was still quite tight, but had an intense core of dark fruit, more fruit of the forest than the red fruits you might expect. Long, mineral finish, this has a long and glorious life ahead of it.