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Les Faverelles Bourgogne Vézelay Le nez de Muse 2011

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A SUPERB white Burgundy that was a FANTASTIC value.

Producer/Winery: Domaine Les Faverelles; Asquins, France.

Grape Variety: Chardonnay.

Geographic Appellation: Burgundy, France.

Vintage: 2011

Price: $17.10 (with a 10% mixed case discount).

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

Paired With: Salmon cake, oven roasted potatoes flavored with lemon & pepper and broccoli.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before drinking. Clear, dark golden yellow color. Yeasty ripe melon and lime aromas. Smooth as silk, lots of crisp acidity and a slightly creamy medium body mouth-feel. Significant mineral back bone with fresh cut apple and apricot flavors and a long finish that was supercharged with flavors and really made the ending a WOW. It was a very SPECIAL Chardonnay. Great pairing with the salmon and fantastic drinking without food after the dinner. This was a wine where each sip opened new tastes and nuances. A SUPERB white Burgundy that was a FANTASTIC value.

    She said: Clear, pale golden color. The scrumptious yeasty aroma set the stage for a similar flavor that carried through the mouth to the long finish. With abundant minerality on the palate, the wine was dry, pleasantly acidic and medium bodied. This was an amazing wine at $17.10 for its unique combination of flavors and mouth-feel. It was delicious with the dinner and I look forward to having it again (hint). Definitely a quality wine at $17.10.

Chardonnay grapes growing in the Domaine Les Faverelles vineyard

Comments: Learn more about the Domaine Les Faverelles and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 12%

Closure: Cork.

UPC Code: NA

Imported by: Fruit of the Vine; Long Island City, New York.

Photo from Les Faverelles.