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Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Champs Gain 2006

Note of Saturday, 7 November 2009

A sensation of calm and voluptuousness while enjoying an incredibly glamorous wine


My husband and I have decided to spend the early evening sat comfortably down with a glass of wine. Only the crackling of the wood fire breaks the silence in the living room.

Outside, it’s cold and dark, and I’m not at all in a hurry to do anything, go anywhere. I take the time to admire the beautiful golden color of this 2006 that takes me back to the bunches of ripe grapes bursting with sunshine that we harvested that year. I swirl the wine slowly in my glass. Once, twice, three times…. thereby releasing a lovely bouquet with myriad aromas.

This Champs Gain has a bewitching nose of ripe fruit dominated by overtones of orange blossom. The fruit carries over beautifully onto the palate with a sort of sweet mineral flavor that combines voluptuously with a taste of fresh butter. Hints of vanilla add a dash of spice to this brilliant, delicious wine.

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