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Saturday, 26 April 2014

1er Cru Clos des Mouches, Domaine Berthelemot, 2009 Beaune - WineTrust100

A classy but modern and easy-drinking Burgundy from WineTrust100

I've fallen in and out of love with red Burgundy more times than I care to remember - I've mostly liked it well enough but often failed to see the point.

This classy textbook Beaune from WineTrust100, however, impressed straight out of the bottle - no diva tantrums here.

Classic farmyardy nose, ripe red fruits, complex oaky spice and a wonderful texture, it is what a really good Burgundy should be. There's everything here - balance, complexity, fruit, texture, precision. And it is very drinkable, too.

Good, complex, textbook Burgundy - and priced accordingly. But if you can, buy a case and watch it develop over the next decade.

Very Good.

Match with lighter game.

£36 from WineTrust100; provided for review.

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