2007 Domaine Dublère Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru Les Peuillets

France, Burgundy 13.5% Screwcap $40

A more than worthwhile offering from Burgundy for the price. Having had a few beside very good Australian Chardonnays lately I find myself still preferring the local product most of the time. But much of the beauty of wine lies in its diversity and the joy involved in exploring it…at least for me. Perhaps I just get bored of the same thing too easily.

The flavours here are far from cohesive in their presentation. Honeysuckle and grapefruit with hints of pineapple under peach. Resin and grilled cheese bring the funk. It doesn’t quite fit together but the tension it creates isn’t without charm. Lacks real length too. This one, though, impresses at a textural level; all buttery on entry before a lovely mealiness comes along. This segues into a touch of phenolic grip on the back palate as the grapefruit asserts itself.

A fascinating wine and a big plus for sealing it under screwcap.

Importer- The Ross Duke Wine Company

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