Tasting table

25 July, 2008

A selection of wines from Burgundy's 2006 vintage

Château de Beauregard Pouilly-Fuissé Vers Cras 2006

Contact: Joseph Burrier +33 385 35 60 76

Ripe apricot, peach, cream, oak, vanilla, stony minerality. Creamy mouthfeel. Lemon, apple, peach and vanilla palate. Long finish.

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Domaine Stéphane Aladame Montagny 1er Cru 2006

Suppliers: OW Loeb, Charles Taylor

Cream, smoky minerality, lemon and apple. Mineralic palate with apricot, peach and crisp high acid.

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Domaine Chevalier Père & Fils

Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru 2006

Contact: Claude Chevalier +33 380 26 46 30

Incense, spice, strawberries, raspberries, cherries and violets. Concentrated smoke, vanilla and red fruit palate, soft velvety tannins and a lingering finish.

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Domaine Taupenot-Merme Nuits St Georges 1er Cru 2006 Les Pruliers

Suppliers: John Armit, Thorman Hunt

Smoke, leather, incense, spice, strawberries, raspberries and orange . Blackberries and dark fruit palate .

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