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Francoise & Denis Clair Hautes-Cotes-De-Beaune Bourgogne 2013


Recommendation: EXCELLENT red Burgundy that’s a VERY good value. At this price point this is EXCEPTIONAL Pinot Noir!!!

Winery/Producer: Francoise & Denis Clair; Cote-dor, France.

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Hautes-Cotes-De-Beaune, Burgundy, France.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $24.00 With a 10% mixed case discount.

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Baked chicken stuffed with mushroom pate, rice pilaf, grilled eggplant with tzatziki.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, rich ruby red color with a lighter rim. Quite intense cherry and raspberry aromas with hints of damp earth. Medium body, dry mouth-feel with lots of lively acidity; abundant cherry and strawberry taste that just slides into an impressive long finish that ends with with hints of mineral. OUTSTANDING Pinot Noir with the strong mushroom pate, but equally good drinking alone after the dinner. EXCELLENT red Burgundy that’s a VERY good value. At this price point this is EXCEPTIONAL Pinot Noir!!!

    She said: Light ruby red color with a few thin irregular space legs that moved slowly. Fruitiness captures both the nose and the palate right off the bat with red
    fruit, especially cherry dominating. The mouth feel was dry with a medium body, soft tannins and a long finish. The wine was delicious with the mushroom stuffed chicken and rice pilaf. It did well with the eggplant and tzatziki, and was good alone as a sipping wine. A QUALITY wine at $24.

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Alcohol: 12.5%

UPC Code: NA

Imported by: Charles Neal Selections; Richmond, California.

Photo from Francoise & Denis Clair.