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Saturday, 19 April 2014

Henri Clerc Chassagne-Montrachet Vieilles Vignes 2009 - The Co-op

A complex, assured top-notch chardie from The Co-operative

South of Beaune on the Cote de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet is most famous for its ripe, succulent, dry-yet-golden wines.

At five years old, this Henri Clerc is only just reaching maturity - it feels harmonious and well-knitted, but has not yet taken on any aged characteristics.

Mid-straw yellow with ripe tropical citrus, musky melonskin and sweet spice.

Sweet citrus fruit, ripe honeydew melon with fresh linear acidity, sweet, toasty spice. Substantial with a nutty,  oatmealy creaminess, full and long. Vibrant, precise and assured; adept and impressive yet hedonistic and very delicious.

Very Good - will improve further with age.

Match with roast fowl, meaty white fish or creamy pasta with mushrooms.

£24 from The Co-op; provided for review.

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