f et d clair, 05 st.aubin 1er dents de chien

The second test from my delivery of en-primeur purchased 2005’s. Given the Indian Summer it had to be another white – it was too cold to drink much white this summer. Relative to other ‘Dents de Chiens’ this bottling is usually ‘only’ almost good to good, but wins for its bargain price, even in an appellation which is anyway good value – at 23 Swiss francs it’s cheaper than some bourgognes.
2005 François et Denis Clair, St.Aubin 1er Murgers des Dents de Chientry to find this wine...
Medium-pale lemon yellow. The nose needs a little while to widen, perhaps a little white blossom. The palate is intense and soft, sweetly ripe. The acidity seems quite understated – but there’s much more density to this wine than in most vintages, it even has some focus. For the price, very impressive.
Rebuy – Yes


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2 responses to “f et d clair, 05 st.aubin 1er dents de chien”

  1. David McDuff

    Hello Bill,
    Thanks much for the link. I enjoyed your piece on M&P Rion in the summer edition of Burgundy Report and was glad to see that you apparently liked my “tidbit” on their somewhat unusual Aligoté.

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